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Spiritual Life

Luther’s contemporary who sought to reform the Church from within

Saint of the week

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

Daily Reading: August 5-11

The week ahead

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

How easily possession turns to disappointment simply because there is something better

The word this week

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

The saint who founded the Redemptorists

Sant'Alfonso_Liguori

Saint of the week

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

As we hunger for food, so we hunger for the love and understanding

The word this week

Seventeenth Sunday of the Year 2 Kgs 4:42-44; Ps 145; Eph 4:1-6; Jn 6:1-15

Daily Readings: July 29 – August 4

The week ahead

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

The saint whose guide on virtue was read every day by monks in the Middle Ages

John’s book Collationes gave the Italians their word for breakfast

Saint of the week

St John Cassian (July 23) fell out of favour in the 16th century

Daily readings: July 22 – 28

The week ahead

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

Let us allow Christ to be the peace that heals divisions

The word this week

Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time : Jer 23:1-6; Ps 23; Eph 2:13-18; Mk 6:30-34

The pagan prince who gave up 800 concubines after converting to Christianity

Vladimir reportedly took part in human sacrifices before his conversion

Saint of the week

St Vladimir (July 15) was transformed from a promiscuous thug into an outstanding moral exemplar