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Spiritual Life

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)

Daily readings: September 28-October 5

Spiritual Life The week ahead

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

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