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Twenty-seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time: Is 5:1-7; Ps 80; Mt 21:33-43

A giant statue of St Michael in Mexico City (CNS photo/Greg Tarczynski)

The saint who threw Satan out of heaven

St Michael the Archangel (September 29) provides aid in the spiritual struggle fought in every human soul

Daily readings: September 25 – October 1

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

Twenty-sixth Sunday of the Year: Ez 18:25-28; Ps 25; Phil 2:1-11; Mt 21:28-32

Daily readings: September 18 – 24

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

Canterbury, where St Theodore founded a hugely influential school

St Theodore of Tarsus (September 19) probably never gave England a thought before the age of 66. But English civilisation owes him a great debt

Twenty-fifth Sunday of Lent: Is 55:6-9; Ps 145; Phil 1:20c-24, 27a; Mt 20:1-16a

Twenty-fourth Sunday of the Year: Sir 27:30-28:7; Ps 103; Rm 14:7-9; Mt 18:21-35

Daily readings: September 11 – 17

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

The ruins of the cathedral at Clonmacnoise

St Ciarán of Clonmacnoise (September 9) founded a monastery attracting recruits from all over Europe