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Salisbury, where St Osmund was a humble and orthodox bishop

St Osmund of Salisbury (December 4) was ‘praised for his wisdom and holiness’

Daily readings: December 4 – 10

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

Second Sunday of Advent: Isaiah 40:1-5 & 9-11; 2 Peter 3:8-14; Mark 1:1-8

A fourth-century painting of St Andrew in the Catacombs of St Thecla in Rome

Apostle Andrew, the first to be called

St Andrew (November 30) preached in the Ukraine, Turkey and Greece

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

First Sunday of Advent: Is 63:16-17 & 64: 1 & 3-8; 1 Cor 1: 3-8; Mk 13: 33-37

St Cecilia (November 22) apparently survived three blows of the executioner’s axe

Daily readings: November 20 – 26

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Form

The Solemnity of Christ the King: Ez 34: 11-12 & 15-17; 1 Cor 15: 20-26 & 28; Mt 25: 31-46

St Hugh observes St Bruno adoring the Virgin and Child

St Hugh of Lincoln (November 17) travelled around his diocese defending the poor and needy against the powerful and insolent