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The woman who wiped the face of Christ on the way to Calvary

St Veronica painted by Hans Memling (1430–1494)

Saint of the week

St Veronica (July 12)

Daily readings: July 8 – 14

The week ahead

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

We must try to heed the unwelcome voices that confront us with the truth

The word this week

Fourteenth Sunday of the Year: Ez 2:2-5; Ps 123; 2 Cor 12:7-10; Mk 6:1-6

The saint who refused point blank to accept the Resurrection

The Incredulity of St Thomas by Benjamin West (1738-1820)

Saint of the week

St Thomas the Apostle (July 3)

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)