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Spiritual Life

The saint who battled barbarism

A statue of the modest, meek and humble St Malachy

Saint of the week

St Malachy (November 3) was presented as the author of the Prophecy of the Popes

Daily readings: Nov 2 – 8

The week ahead

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

St John never understood sanctity as a distant goal far beyond our grasp

The word this week

Solemnity of All Saints, Rev 7:2-4,9-14; Ps 23; 1 John 3:1-3; Mt 5:1-12 (Year A)

We shall never hear the cries of the poor if we listen only to ourselves

The word this week

Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time Ex 22:20-26; Ps 18; 1 Thes 1:5C-10; Mt 22:34-40 (Year A)

Daily Readings: October 26 – November 1

The week ahead

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

The saint who was stabbed in the cheek

In his first few years in Cuba St Antony Mary Claret confirmed 100,000 people

Saint of the week

St Anthony founded the Claretians

Daily readings: October 19-25

The week ahead

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

Let us seek to acknowledge the presence of God in the stranger

The word this week

Twenty ninth Sunday of the Year, Is 45:1, 4-6; Ps 96; 1 Thes 1:1-5B; Mt 22:15-21 (Year A)

Daily readings: October 12-18

The week ahead

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

Our troubled world cries out for an end to hatred and violence

The word this week

Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time Is 25:6-10A; Ps 23; Phil 4:12-14, 19-20; Mt 22:1-14 (Year A)