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Solomon was not drawn to the superficiality of success and power

The word this week

Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time, 1 Kgs 3:5, 7-12; Ps 119; Rom 8:28-30; Mt 13:44-52 (Year A)

The saint who had an intense devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary

The tomb of St Peter Julian Eymard. His body remains incorrupt

Saint of the week

St Peter Julian Eymard (August 2) entered the novitiate of Oblates of Mary Immaculate, despite his father’s opposition

The saint who unmarried women pray to

St Anne holds grapes in the St Anne Altarpiece by Quentin Massys in Brussels

Saint of the week

A church was built in St Anne’s (July 26) honour in Jerusalem

Daily readings: July 20-26

The week ahead

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

We cannot avoid making judgments, but judgment should always be tempered by mercy

The word this week

Sixteenth Sunday of the Year, Wis 12:13, 16-19; Ps 86; Rom 8:26-27; Mt 13:24-43 (Year A)

Daily readings: July 13 – 18

The week ahead

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

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