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Why Jesus came to ‘complete the law’, not abolish it

The word this week

Sixth Sunday of the Year: Sirach 15:15-20; 1 Cor 2:6-10; Mt 5:17-37

The Jesuit who fostered devotion to the Sacred Heart

Saint of the week

St Claude de La Colombière (February 15) had the misfortune of being in London at the time of the alleged Popish Plot

Daily readings: February 13 – 19

The week ahead

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

The Englishman whose order numbered 2,000 religious when he died at 106

The Abbey Church of St Andrew, Sempringham

Saint of the week

Gilbert of Sempringham (c 1083-1189) founded the only distinctively English medieval religious order

Daily readings: February 6 – 12

The week ahead

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

Christ’s light is revealed through the simplest acts

The word this week

Fifth Sunday of the Year: Isaiah 58:7-10; 1 Cor 2:1-5; Mt 5:13-16

The missionary who said he would die for China ‘a thousand times over’

St Joseph Freinademetz: ‘I want to be Chinese in heaven’

Saint of the week

St Joseph Freinademetz (January 28) fell in love with China despite working in dangerous and hostile conditions

Daily readings: January 30 – February 5

The week ahead

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

‘The human race has nothing to boast about to God’

The word this week

Fourth Sunday of the Year: Zephaniah 2:3 & 3:12-13; 1 Cor 1:26-31; Mt 5:1-12

The saint who gave advice on dancing and flirting

St François de Sales, the patron saint of journalists

Saint of the week

St François de Sales (January 24) said he did not necessarily disapprove of ‘games, balls and pageants’