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Christ comes to us as the living Word

The word this week

Fifteenth Sunday of the Year, Isaiah 55:10-11; Romans 8: 18-23; Mathew 13: 1-23 (Year A)

The saint with an unusual family life

St Camillus, patron saint of the sick, depicted with Christ

Saint of the week

St Camillus de Lellis (July 14) was prone to aggression and gambling as a young man

The saint who preached until death

St John professed his vows in Pontoise, a commune in the northwestern suburbs of Paris

Saint of the week

Saint John Jones of Wales (July 12) was tried for high treason and sentenced to be hanged, drawn and quartered.

Daily readings: July 6 – 12

The week ahead

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

The Spirit of God has made his home in you

The word this week

Fourteenth Sunday of the Year Zec 9:9-10; Ps 145; Rom 8:9, 11-13; Mt 11:25-30 (Year A)

The saint who distributed small gifts

Elizabeth of Aragon, painted by Francisco de Zurbarán

Saint of the week

St Elizabeth of Portugal (July 4) is buried in a magnificent Gothic sarcophagus in the Convent of Santa Clara in Coimbra

Daily readings: June 29 – July 5

The week ahead

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

We can choose to live a life that is sensitive to God’s presence

Elizabeth of Aragon, painted by Francisco de Zurbarán

The word this week

The Solemnity of Ss Peter and Paul, Acts 12:1-11; Ps 34; 2 Tm 4:6-8, 17-1; Mt 16:13-19 (Year A)

The saint who inspired a lace goods fair

St. Etheldreda’s Church in Holborn

Saint of the week

The relics of St Etheldreda (June 23) are kept in the church named after her in Ely

Daily readings: June 22-28

The week ahead

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms