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We must accept the Lord’s invitation in the details of our daily lives

The word this week

Twenty-eighth Sunday of the Year: Isaiah 25:6-10; Philippians 4: 12-14 & 19-20; Matthew 22: 1-14

A formidable English bishop who rooted out corruption

Hereford, where St Thomas served as bishop (David Davies/PA)

Saint of the week

St Thomas of Hereford (October 2) was canonised only 20 years after his death after some 500 miracles had been attributed to his intercession

Daily readings: October 2 – 8

The week ahead

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

The saint who threw Satan out of heaven

A giant statue of St Michael in Mexico City (CNS photo/Greg Tarczynski)

Saint of the week

St Michael the Archangel (September 29) provides aid in the spiritual struggle fought in every human soul

Daily readings: September 25 – October 1

The week ahead

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

‘In your minds you must be the same as Christ Jesus’

The word this week

Twenty-sixth Sunday of the Year: Ez 18:25-28; Ps 25; Phil 2:1-11; Mt 21:28-32

Daily readings: September 18 – 24

The week ahead

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

The archbishop who helped restore faith to England after a plague

Canterbury, where St Theodore founded a hugely influential school

Saint of the week

St Theodore of Tarsus (September 19) probably never gave England a thought before the age of 66. But English civilisation owes him a great debt

We long to be treated graciously, but our graciousness to others is strictly rationed

The word this week

Twenty-fifth Sunday of Lent: Is 55:6-9; Ps 145; Phil 1:20c-24, 27a; Mt 20:1-16a

We do harm to ourselves when we refuse to forgive

The word this week

Twenty-fourth Sunday of the Year: Sir 27:30-28:7; Ps 103; Rm 14:7-9; Mt 18:21-35