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Daily readings: February 19 – 25

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

A painting believed to be a self-portrait by the Fra Angelico

Fra Angelico (February 18) believed it was impossible to create a Christian image without living a Christian life

Daily readings: February 12 – 18

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

Sixth Sunday of the Year: Lev 13:1-2 & 44-46; Ps 32; 1 Cor 10:31-11:1; Mk 1:40-45

St Gregory told the Byzantine Emperor that his mind was ‘coarse’

St Gregory II (February 11) was a treasurer, librarian and theological adviser before becoming pope

The cathedral in Cuena, the Ecuadorian city where St Miguel was born

St Miguel Cordero (February 9), born with crippled legs, wrote his country’s standard Spanish grammar textbook aged 19

The words of forgiveness create us afresh

Seventh Sunday of the Year: Is 43:18-19, 21-22 & 24-25; Ps 41; 2 Cor 1:18-22; Mk 2:1-12

Daily readings: February 5 – 11

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

Fifth Sunday of the Year: Job 7:1-4 & 6-7; Ps 147; 1 Cor 9:16-19 & 22-23; Mk 1:29-39

St Thomas was capable of dictating to four secretaries at the same time

St Thomas Aquinas (January 28) was an unrivalled theologian who used scientific rationalism to support the doctrines of Christian faith and revelation