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The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary: Revelation 11: 19 & 12: 1-6; 1 Cor 15: 20-26; Lk 1: 39-56

It is likely that Oswald was baptised on the island of Iona

St Oswald (August 5) was praised by the Venerable Bede as ‘a man beloved of God’

Daily readings: August 7 – 13

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

Nineteenth Sunday of Lent: 1 Kgs 19:9a, 11-13a; Ps 85; Rm 9:1-5; Mt 14:22-33

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

Christ with Martha and Mary by Henryk Siemiradzki, 1886

St Martha (July 29) perhaps put too much emphasis on the virtues of hospitality

Eighteenth Sunday of Year: Is 55:1-3; Ps 145; Rm 8:35, 37-39; Mt 14:13-21

St Christina embraced extreme destitution

St Christina the Astonishing (July 24) had been taken for dead but sat up in her coffin in the middle of a Requiem Mass

Daily readings: July 24 – 30

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

Seventeenth Sunday of the Year: 1 Kgs 3:5, 7-12; Ps 119; Rm 8:28-30; Mt 13:44-46