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The king who fostered a Benedictine revival

With Edgar behind him Oswald was able to revive Pershore Abbey, above

Saint of the week

St Edgar, June 8, gained the reputation of presiding over a golden age of peace and plenty in Anglo-Saxon England

The son of a Welsh king who became a hermit by a stream

A stained-glass window in Truro Cathedral depicts St Petroc

Saint of the week

The relics of St Petroc (June 4) have been stolen and returned twice

Daily readings: June 3 – 9

The week ahead

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

We long to be embraced by God and yet our instincts seem to mock this possibility

The word this week

Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity: Deut 4:32-34 & 39-40; Ps 33; Rm 8:14-17; Mt 28:16-20

The Sister who worked tirelessly to build ‘an ever more human world’

St Urszula entered the Ursuline convent in Kraków (PA)

Saint of the week

St Urszula Ledóchowska (May 29)

Daily readings: May 27 – June 2

The week ahead

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

Suddenly, timid men moved the hearts of all who heard them speak

The word this week

Solemnity of Pentecost: Acts 2:1-11; 1 Cor 12:3-7 & 12-13; Jn 20:19-23

The Scottish king who spent his last hours reciting the psalms

St David built an abbey for Augustinian canons at Holyrood, above

Saint of the week

St David of Scotland (May 24)

The Ascension makes us part of Christ’s living body

The word this week

The Ascension of the Lord: Acts 1:1-11; Eph 1:17-23; Mk 16:15-20

Daily readings: May 20 – 26

The week ahead

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms