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Daily readings: September 14-20

The week ahead

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

John’s Gospel describes the Crucifixion as a ‘lifting up’ that embraced a sinful world

The word this week

The Exaltation of the Holy Cross, Nm 21:4B-9; Ps 78; Phil 2:6-11; Jn 3:13-17 (Year A)

The saint who came from a family of martyrs

The king initially resisted executing Andrew on account of his bright personality

Saint of the week

St Andrew Kim Taegon (September 20) was the first Korean Catholic priest

Daily readings: September 7-13

The week ahead

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

The obligation of mutual love is founded in Christ’s commandment that we should love one another as he has loved us

The word this week

Twenty-third Sunday of the Year, Ez 33:7-9; Rom 13:8-10; Mt 18:15-20 (Year A)

The saint who spent two years continually standing

A detail from an icon of St John Chrysostom surrounded by scenes from his life

Saint of the week

St John Chrysostom (September 13) preached for a decade from Antioch’s cathedral, the Golden Church

The greatest and the most inescapable cross lies deep within us

The word this week

Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time: Jer 20:7-9; Ps 63; Rom 12:1-2; Mt 16:21-27 (Year A)

Daily readings: August 31-September 6

The week ahead

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

The saint who tried (and failed) to live in obscurity

A sculpture showing monks bearing St Cuthbert's coffin

Saint of the week

St Cuthbert retired to an island and would only open his window to give blessings

The saint who prayed for St Augustine

St Monica's Feast Day is celebrated on August 27

Spiritual Life

St Monica is reputed for her constant prayers for her son Augustine