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Thirty Second Sunday of the Year: Wisdom 6:12-16; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; Matthew 25:1-13

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

Thirty-First Sunday of the Year: Malachi 1: 14 – 2:2 & 8-10; 1 Thes 2: 7-9 & 13; Matthew 23: 1-12

A painting of the Siege of Belgrade, featuring St John holding a cross

St John of Capestrano (October 23) was approaching 70 when he plunged into battle

Daily readings: October 23-29

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Form

Thirtieth Sunday of the Year: Exodus 22:20-26; 1 Thessalonians 5-10; Matthew 22:34-40

Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time: Is 45:1, 4-6; Ps 96; 1 Thess 1:1-5: Mt 22:15-21

Daily readings: October 16 – 22

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

St Richard returned to the Church after he was attacked by crows (PA photo)

St Richard Gwyn (October 17) was imprisoned for four years, put in stocks, and disemboweled for his faith

St Daniel was an expert in Central African dialects

St Daniel Comboni (October 10) inspired new European attitudes to Africans