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Daily readings: January 15 – 21

The week ahead

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

Offer an open ear to the promptings of your heart

The word this week

Second Sunday of the Year: 1 Sm 3:3b-10, 19; Ps 40; 1 Cor 6:13-20; Jn 1:35-42

The saint who warned against the shark of self-love

St Genevieve’s leg was amputated in her own home without anaesthetic    CNS

Saint of the week

St Genevieve Torres Morales (January 5) was told she could not join the Carmelites because of a handicap

Daily readings: January 8 – 14

The week ahead

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

The Light of Christ, however dim and distant it seems, longs to fill our lives with its joy

The word this week

The Epiphany of the Lord: Is 60:1-6; Ps 72; Eph 3:2-3a, 5-6; Mt 2:1-12

The priest whose preaching was like a ‘spiritual earthquake’

The Church of the Gesù, where St Gaspar prayed to St Francis Xavier

Saint of the week

St Gaspar del Bufalo (December 28)

Beyond the tinsel of Christmas

Beyond the tinsel of Christmas

The word this week

The Nativity of the Lord: Is 52:7-10; Ps 98; Heb 1:1-6; Jn 1:1-18 or 1:1-5, 9-1
Mary, the Mother of God: Nm 6:22-27; Ps 67; Gal 4:4-7; Lk 2:16-21

Daily readings: December 25 – January 7

The week ahead

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

The frail but tireless Sister who worked in the slums of New York

A stained-glass window depicting St Francesca  (Photo: CNS)

Saint of the week

St Francesca Cabrini (December 22) became the first American to be canonised in 1946

Daily readings: December 18 – 24

The week ahead

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms