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Staying watchful for the Lord’s coming

Thirty-Third Sunday of the Year: Prov 31:10-13, 19-20 & 30-31; 1 Thess 5:1-6; Mt 25: 14-30

Daily readings: November 13 – 19

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Form

St Leo held that the devil reigned in every challenge to orthodoxy

St Leo the Great (November 10) vigorously sought to maintain the unity of the Church

Daily readings: November 6 – 12

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Form

St Charles Borromeo was a patron of the composer Palestrina

St Charles Borromeo (November 4) as Archbishop of Milan was hugely influential at the Council of Trent

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