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Spiritual Life

The missionary who laboured to save the most abandoned souls in the world

St Daniel was an expert in Central African dialects

Saint of the week

St Daniel Comboni (October 10) inspired new European attitudes to Africans

Daily readings: October 9 -15

The week ahead

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

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