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Eighteenth Sunday of the Year
Ex 16:2-4, 12-15; Ps 78; Eph 4:17, 20-24; Jn 6:24-35

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The saint who founded the Redemptorists

St Alphonsus Liguori (August 1), one of the great moral philosophers of the early modern Church

Seventeenth Sunday of the Year 2 Kgs 4:42-44; Ps 145; Eph 4:1-6; Jn 6:1-15

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

John’s book Collationes gave the Italians their word for breakfast

St John Cassian (July 23) fell out of favour in the 16th century

Daily readings: July 22 – 28

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time : Jer 23:1-6; Ps 23; Eph 2:13-18; Mk 6:30-34

Vladimir reportedly took part in human sacrifices before his conversion

St Vladimir (July 15) was transformed from a promiscuous thug into an outstanding moral exemplar

Daily readings: July 15 – 21

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

Jesus and the Apostles are depicted in a mural in the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington (CNS)

Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time: Amos 7:12-15; Ps 85; Eph 1:3-1, or 1:3-10; Mk 6:7-13