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Spiritual Life

St Albert the Great, one of the best scientists of the Middle Ages

Cologne, where St Albert established his reputation

Saint of the week

St Albert the Great (November 15) recognised no division between science and theology

Daily readings: November 14 – 20

The week ahead

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

The last Sundays of the liturgical year should be a spiritual health check

The word this week

Thirty Third Sunday of the Year: Malachi 3: 19-20; 2 Thess 3: 7-12; Luke 21: 5-19

The priest whose preaching turned Piacenza upside down

A statue of St Andrew Avellino in Milan

Saint of the week

St Andrew Avellino (November 10) adopted an ecclesiastical tonsure as a young man to escape the temptations from women

Daily readings: November 7 – 13

The week ahead

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

We shall not experience life in Christ as disembodied spirits

The word this week

Thirty Second Sunday of the Year: 2 Ma 7:1-2 & 9-14; 2 Thess 2:16- 3:5; Lk 20:27-38

The brother who ‘watched the door’ for 46 years

Saint of the week

St Alphonsus Rodriguez (October 30) began his life in prosperity – but then his world fell to pieces

Daily readings: October 31 – November 6

The week ahead

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

‘What God wants most is that you should become holy’

The word this week

The Solemnity of All Saints: Revelation 7:2-4 & 9-14; 1 John 3:1-3; Matthew 5:1-12

St Cuthbert of Canterbury, reformer of the English Church

Canterbury, where Cuthbert served as archbishop

Saint of the week

In the eighth century St Cuthbert (October 26) held a synod to improve the moral condition of the English Church