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St Thomas was capable of dictating to four secretaries at the same time

St Thomas Aquinas (January 28) was an unrivalled theologian who used scientific rationalism to support the doctrines of Christian faith and revelation

Daily readings: January 29 – February 4

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

Fourth Sunday of the Year: Deut 18:15-20; 1 Cor 7:32-35; Mk 1:21-28

St Agnes (January 21) went to the place of execution ‘more cheerfully than others go to their wedding’

Daily readings: January 22 – 28

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Form

Third Sunday of the Year: Jonah 3:1-5 & 10; 1 Cor 7:29-31; Mk 1:14-20

The cult of St Fursey grew after he was buried in Péronne, above

St Fursey (January 16) helped advance Christianity in East Anglia and northern France

Daily readings: January 15 – 21

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

Second Sunday of the Year: 1 Sm 3:3b-10, 19; Ps 40; 1 Cor 6:13-20; Jn 1:35-42

St Genevieve’s leg was amputated in her own home without anaesthetic    CNS

St Genevieve Torres Morales (January 5) was told she could not join the Carmelites because of a handicap