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Spiritual Life

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

The son of a Welsh king who became a hermit by a stream

A stained-glass window in Truro Cathedral depicts St Petroc

Saint of the week

The relics of St Petroc (June 4) have been stolen and returned twice

Daily readings: June 3 – 9

The week ahead

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

We long to be embraced by God and yet our instincts seem to mock this possibility

The word this week

Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity: Deut 4:32-34 & 39-40; Ps 33; Rm 8:14-17; Mt 28:16-20

The Sister who worked tirelessly to build ‘an ever more human world’

St Urszula entered the Ursuline convent in Kraków (PA)

Saint of the week

St Urszula Ledóchowska (May 29)