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Spiritual Life

Daily readings: August 15 – August 21

The week ahead

Scripture readings for the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

Mary’s Assumption invites us to glimpse heaven

The word this week

The Solemnity of the Assumption: Rev 11:19, 12: 1-6 & 10; 1 Cor 15:20-26; Lk 1:39-56

St Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (August 9)

St Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (August 9)

Saint of the week

Edith Stein, Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, was killed in Auschwitz

Daily readings: August 8 – August 14

The week ahead

Scripture readings for the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

Jesus recognised humanity’s fundamental insecurity

The word this week

Nineteenth Sunday of the Year
Wisdom 18:6-9; Hebrews 11:1-2 & 8-19; Luke 12:32-48

Daily readings: August 1 – August 7

The week ahead

Scripture readings for the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

The Benedictine monk who unified Britain’s monasteries

The Benedictine monk who unified Britain’s monasteries

Saint of the week

Aethelwold (c 904-984) was a great scholar and a ruthless propagator of monasticism in Britain

Jesus was relentless in his condemnation of wealth

The word this week

Eighteenth Sunday of the Year
Eccl 1:2 & 2:21-23; Col 3:1-5 & 9-11; Luke 12:31-21

The apostle whom Jesus called ‘a son of thunder’

The Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela

Saint of the week

St James the Great (July 25) was beheaded on the orders of Herod Agrippa at about 44 AD

Knocking on the door of God’s presence

The word this week

Seventeenth Sunday of the Year: Gen 18:20-32; Col 2:12-14; Luke 11:1-13