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Daily readings: October 31 – November 6

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

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

Canterbury, where Cuthbert served as archbishop

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

Daily readings: October 24 – 30

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

Thirtieth Sunday of the Year: Eccl 35:12-14; 2 Tim 4 6-8 & 16-18; Lk 18:9-14

A detail of an icon of the martyrdom of St Ignatius

St Ignatius of Antioch (October 17) bears remarkable witness to the power of the faith in the early Church

Daily readings: October 17 – 23

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

A prayerful spirit is always open to God and habitually understands itself as dependent upon his grace (Photo: CNS)

The challenge of praying constantly

Twenty-ninth Sunday of the Year: Exodus 17:8-13; 2 Timothy 3:14-4:2; Luke 18:1-8

St Paulinus of York (October 10) was sent to England by Pope Gregory in 1601

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms