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Spiritual Life

The Spirit of God has made his home in you

The word this week

Fourteenth Sunday of the Year Zec 9:9-10; Ps 145; Rom 8:9, 11-13; Mt 11:25-30 (Year A)

The saint who distributed small gifts

Elizabeth of Aragon, painted by Francisco de Zurbarán

Saint of the week

St Elizabeth of Portugal (July 4) is buried in a magnificent Gothic sarcophagus in the Convent of Santa Clara in Coimbra

Daily readings: June 29 – July 5

The week ahead

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

We can choose to live a life that is sensitive to God’s presence

Elizabeth of Aragon, painted by Francisco de Zurbarán

The word this week

The Solemnity of Ss Peter and Paul, Acts 12:1-11; Ps 34; 2 Tm 4:6-8, 17-1; Mt 16:13-19 (Year A)

The saint who inspired a lace goods fair

St. Etheldreda’s Church in Holborn

Saint of the week

The relics of St Etheldreda (June 23) are kept in the church named after her in Ely

Daily readings: June 22-28

The week ahead

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

In the Eucharist Christ becomes for us all that the Father had been for him

The word this week

The Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ, Dt 8:2-3, 14B-16A; Ps 147; 1 Cor 10:16-17; Jn 6:51-58 (Year A)

The Holy Spirit, at work within us, reaches from the head to the heart

The word this week

The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity, Ex 34:4B-6, 8-9; Dn 3:52, 53, 54, 55, 56; 2 Cor 13:11-13; Jn 3:16-18 (Year A)

Daily readings: June 15-21

The week ahead

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

The saint who is venerated as the first English martyr

A 13th-century manuscript at Trinity College Library, Dublin, shows the executioner’s eyes falling out as he kills the saint

Saint of the week

St Alban (June 22) is venerated by Anglicans, Catholics and Orthodox Christians