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‘A man of God who knew the unhappiness of the world’

St Pius X (August 21) had a saintliness that no one who knew him doubted

Daily readings: August 19 – 25

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

Twentieth Sunday of the Year: Proverbs 9: 1-6; Ephesians 5: 15-20; John 6: 51-58

St Clare’s relatives literally tried to drag her away from her religious vocation

St Clare (August 11) founded the Order of Poor Ladies, now known as the Poor Clares

Daily readings: August 12 – 18

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

Nineteenth Sunday of the Year : 1 Kgs 19:4-8; Ps 34; Eph 4:3 –5:2; Jn 6:41-51

St Cajetan (August 7), who wished to reform the Church, and founded the Theatines

Daily Reading: August 5-11

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

Eighteenth Sunday of the Year
Ex 16:2-4, 12-15; Ps 78; Eph 4:17, 20-24; Jn 6:24-35

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The saint who founded the Redemptorists

St Alphonsus Liguori (August 1), one of the great moral philosophers of the early modern Church