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

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

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

The Abbey Church of St Andrew, Sempringham

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

Daily readings: February 6 – 12

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

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

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

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

Daily readings: January 30 – February 5

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

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

St François de Sales, the patron saint of journalists

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