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Daily readings: July 1 – 7

The week ahead

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

The relentless march of our own mortality is the greatest threat to faith

The word this week

Thirteenth Sunday of the Year: 2 Kgs 17:5-8, 13-15a, 18; Ps 60; 2 Cor 8:7, 9, 13-15; Mk 5:21-43

The priest who captured the smugness of Gnosticism

Saint of the week

St Irenaeus (June 28)

Daily readings: June 24 – 30

The week ahead

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

What matters is not what we want out of life

The word this week

The Birth of John the Baptist: Is 49:1-6; Ps 139; Acts 13:22-26; Lk 1:57-66 & 80

The Briton martyred under the Romans who converted his executioner

Saint of the week

St Alban (June 20)

Daily readings: June 17 – 23

The week ahead

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

Our pride demands instant perfection. But holiness is grown from a patient trust in God’s presence

The word this week

Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time: Ez 17:22-24; Ps 92; 2 Cor 5:6-10; Mk 4:26-34

Daily readings: June 10 – 16

The week ahead

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

The king who fostered a Benedictine revival

With Edgar behind him Oswald was able to revive Pershore Abbey, above

Saint of the week

St Edgar, June 8, gained the reputation of presiding over a golden age of peace and plenty in Anglo-Saxon England