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Spiritual Life

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

Daily readings: November 6 – 12

The week ahead

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Form

The wealthy boy who dreamed of escaping luxury

St Charles Borromeo was a patron of the composer Palestrina

Saint of the week

St Charles Borromeo (November 4) as Archbishop of Milan was hugely influential at the Council of Trent

‘Stay awake, because you do not know either the day or hour’

The word this week

Thirty Second Sunday of the Year: Wisdom 6:12-16; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; Matthew 25:1-13

Daily readings: October 30 – November 5

The week ahead

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

Humility is the way to safeguard our integrity

The word this week

Thirty-First Sunday of the Year: Malachi 1: 14 – 2:2 & 8-10; 1 Thes 2: 7-9 & 13; Matthew 23: 1-12

The friar who led an army against the Turks

A painting of the Siege of Belgrade, featuring St John holding a cross

Saint of the week

St John of Capestrano (October 23) was approaching 70 when he plunged into battle

Daily readings: October 23-29

The week ahead

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Form

Moses’s blueprint for a compassionate society

The word this week

Thirtieth Sunday of the Year: Exodus 22:20-26; 1 Thessalonians 5-10; Matthew 22:34-40