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Daily readings: November 4 – 10

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

The Church of St Leonard in Saint-Léonard-de-Noblat is a UNESCO  World Heritage Site. The town is named after the Frankish saint

St Leonard (November 6) began to gain renown in the 12th century after a prince attributed his release from a Muslim prison to the saint’s intercession

Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time: Jer 31:7-9; Ps 126; Heb 5:1-6; Mk 10:46-52

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

Daily readings: October 21 – 27

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time: Is 53:10-11; Ps 33; Heb 4:14-16; Mk 10:35-45 or 10:42-45

The Tower of London (Photo: PA)

St Philip Howard (October 19) wrote spiritual works while he was imprisoned

Daily readings: October 14 – 20

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

Christ and the Rich Young Ruler by Heinrich Hofmann (1824-1911). ‘We instinctively sense the young man’s distress’

Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time: Wis 7:7-11; Ps 90; Heb 4:12-13; Mk 10:17-30 or 10:17-27

St Francis Borgia Helping a Dying Impenitent by Francisco Goya

The Borgia who became a Jesuit in secret

St Francis Borgia (October 10), cousin of Emperor Charles V, became known as the Jesuits’ ‘second founder’