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Let us find the time during Advent to review our lives

The word this week

Second Sunday of Advent: Isaiah 40:1-5 & 9-11; 2 Peter 3:8-14; Mark 1:1-8

Apostle Andrew, the first to be called

A fourth-century painting of St Andrew in the Catacombs of St Thecla in Rome

Saint of the week

St Andrew (November 30) preached in the Ukraine, Turkey and Greece

Daily readings: November 27 – December 3

The week ahead

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

Without God we are like dried leaves blowing aimlessly in the wind

The word this week

First Sunday of Advent: Is 63:16-17 & 64: 1 & 3-8; 1 Cor 1: 3-8; Mk 13: 33-37

Daily readings: November 20 – 26

The week ahead

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Form

Our lives are a pilgrimage to the Kingdom of God

The word this week

The Solemnity of Christ the King: Ez 34: 11-12 & 15-17; 1 Cor 15: 20-26 & 28; Mt 25: 31-46

The bishop who charmed kings and ate with lepers

St Hugh observes St Bruno adoring the Virgin and Child

Saint of the week

St Hugh of Lincoln (November 17) travelled around his diocese defending the poor and needy against the powerful and insolent

Staying watchful for the Lord’s coming

The word this week

Thirty-Third Sunday of the Year: Prov 31:10-13, 19-20 & 30-31; 1 Thess 5:1-6; Mt 25: 14-30

Daily readings: November 13 – 19

The week ahead

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Form

The pope who persuaded Attila the Hun to spare Rome

St Leo held that the devil reigned in every challenge to orthodoxy

Saint of the week

St Leo the Great (November 10) vigorously sought to maintain the unity of the Church