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A sculpture showing monks bearing St Cuthbert's coffin

St Cuthbert retired to an island and would only open his window to give blessings

St Monica's Feast Day is celebrated on August 27

The saint who prayed for St Augustine

St Monica is reputed for her constant prayers for her son Augustine

Daily readings: August 17-23

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

Twentieth Sunday of the Year, Isaiah 56: & 6-7; Romans 11:13-15; Matthew 15: 21-32 (Year A

‘The Vision of St Bernard’ by Fra Bartolommeo, c. 1504

The saint who preached a Second Crusade

St Bernard (August 20) was reputed for defending the rights of the Church against the encroachments of kings

St Clare, drawn by Simone Martini in 1320, from a fresco in the Lower Basilica of St Francis in Assisi

St Clare (August 11) was one of the ‘Poor Ladies’

Daily readings: August 10 – 16

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

Nineteenth Sunday of the Year, 1 Kings 19:9 & 11-13; Romans 9: 1-5; Matthew 14: 22-33 (Year A)

Argentine Catholics carry images of St Cajetan, patron of the unemployed and job seekers (CNS)

St Cajetan (August 7) received a doctorate in civil and canon law by the age of 24

Daily readings: August 3 – 9

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms