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Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

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

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Form

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

St Hugh observes St Bruno adoring the Virgin and Child

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

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

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Form

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

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

Daily readings: November 6 – 12

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Form

St Charles Borromeo was a patron of the composer Palestrina

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