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The Ascension makes us part of Christ’s living body

The word this week

The Ascension of the Lord: Acts 1:1-11; Eph 1:17-23; Mk 16:15-20

Daily readings: May 20 – 26

The week ahead

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

The 13th-century Carmelite believed to have lived for more than 100 years

The reliquary housing part of the saint’s skull at Aylesford Priory

Saint of the week

St Simon Stock (May 16)

Daily readings: May 13 – 19

The week ahead

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

Ultimately, there is only one thing we need to know for salvation

The word this week

Sixth Sunday of Easter: Acts 10:25-26, 34-35, 44-48; Ps 98; 1 Jn 4:7-10; Jn 15:9-17

Christ had himself become the True Vine: no longer would God’s kingdom depend on the fruitless frailty of its members

The word this week

Fifth Sunday of Easter: Acts 9: 26-31; 1 John 3: 18-24; John 15: 1-8y

Daily readings: May 6 – May 12

The week ahead

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

The Carthusian monk hung, drawn and quartered for refusing to accept Henry VIII as head of the Church

The London Charterhouse was suppressed and turned into a mansion

Saint of the week

St Robert Lawrence (May 4)

Daily readings: April 29 – May 5

The week ahead

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

The dedicated missionary clubbed to death on a Pacific island

A museum housing St Pierre Chanel’s relics on the Pacific island of Futuna

Saint of the week

St Pierre Chanel (April 28) had his heart set on missionary work abroad since the age of 14