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The saint who founded the Redemptorists

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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

Daily readings: July 15 – 21

The week ahead

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

We cannot take Christ to the world unless we have entered his presence in prayer

Jesus and the Apostles are depicted in a mural in the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington (CNS)

The word this week

Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time: Amos 7:12-15; Ps 85; Eph 1:3-1, or 1:3-10; Mk 6:7-13

The woman who wiped the face of Christ on the way to Calvary

St Veronica painted by Hans Memling (1430–1494)

Saint of the week

St Veronica (July 12)