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Daily readings: August 21 – 27

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

St Maria de Mattias (August 20) masterminded the creation of more than fifty Precious Blood schools

St Helena (August 18), the mother of Constantine, became celebrated for her charity to the poor and to prisoners

Daily readings: August 14 – 20

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary: Revelation 11: 19 & 12: 1-6; 1 Cor 15: 20-26; Lk 1: 39-56

It is likely that Oswald was baptised on the island of Iona

St Oswald (August 5) was praised by the Venerable Bede as ‘a man beloved of God’

Daily readings: August 7 – 13

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

Nineteenth Sunday of Lent: 1 Kgs 19:9a, 11-13a; Ps 85; Rm 9:1-5; Mt 14:22-33

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

Christ with Martha and Mary by Henryk Siemiradzki, 1886

St Martha (July 29) perhaps put too much emphasis on the virtues of hospitality