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The kind of king who arrived on a donkey

The word this week

Fourteenth Sunday: Zec 9:9-19; Rm 8:9 and 11-13; Mt 11:25-30

The 17th-century martyr whose corpse was found in the 1920s

Saint of the week

St John Southworth (June 28) was arrested five times before he was eventually hanged

Daily readings: June 26 – July 2

The week ahead

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

‘Whoever eats this bread will draw life from me’

The word this week

The Body and Blood of Christ: Deut 8 2-3 & 14-16; 1 Cor 10:16-17; Jn 6: 51-58

The princess who forswore sleep in order to pass her nights in prayer

A statue of St Etheldreda

Saint of the week

St Etheldreda (June 23) helped establish religious life as an acceptable vocation for ex-queens and princesses in England

Life held in the intimacy of the Trinity

The word this week

Trinity Sunday: Ex 34:4-6 & 8-9; 2 Cor 13:11-13; John 3:16-18

Daily readings: June 19 – 25

The week ahead

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Form

The early preacher to the Gentiles nicknamed ‘Jupiter’

A detail from St Barnabas Curing the Poor by Paolo Veronese

Saint of the week

St Barnabas (June 11) was a crucial figure in the early history of Christianity, who preached to the Gentiles together with St Paul

Daily readings: June 12 – 18

The week ahead

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

The Risen Lord breathed life into his Church

The word this week

Pentecost Sunday: Acts 2:1-1; 1 Cor 12:3-7 & 12-13; Jn 20:19-23