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The saint who was stabbed in the cheek

In his first few years in Cuba St Antony Mary Claret confirmed 100,000 people

Saint of the week

St Anthony founded the Claretians

Daily readings: October 19-25

The week ahead

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

Let us seek to acknowledge the presence of God in the stranger

The word this week

Twenty ninth Sunday of the Year, Is 45:1, 4-6; Ps 96; 1 Thes 1:1-5B; Mt 22:15-21 (Year A)

Daily readings: October 12-18

The week ahead

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

Our troubled world cries out for an end to hatred and violence

The word this week

Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time Is 25:6-10A; Ps 23; Phil 4:12-14, 19-20; Mt 22:1-14 (Year A)

The saint who ruled England

St Edward the Confessor's Westminster Abbey

Saint of the week

St Edward the Confessor (October 13) built Westminster Abbey and was the first to have the ‘royal touch’

Daily readings: October 5-11

The week ahead

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

Isaiah’s song of God’s love for his vineyard is a meditation on the history of Israel

The word this week

Twenty seventh Sunday of the Year, Is 5:1-7; Ps 80; Phil 4:6-9; Mt 21:33-43 (Year A)

The saint who founded the Carthusian order

A detail of the Vision of St Bruno by José de Ribera

Saint of the week

St Bruno (October 6) maintained a quiet desire for solitude throughout his life

When the sinner renounces sin to become law-abiding and honest he deserves to live

The word this week

Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time: Ez 18:25-2; Ps 25; Phil 2:1-11 or Phil 2:1-5; Mt 21:28-32 (Year A)