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Daily readings: February 6 – 12

The week ahead

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

Christ’s light is revealed through the simplest acts

The word this week

Fifth Sunday of the Year: Isaiah 58:7-10; 1 Cor 2:1-5; Mt 5:13-16

The missionary who said he would die for China ‘a thousand times over’

St Joseph Freinademetz: ‘I want to be Chinese in heaven’

Saint of the week

St Joseph Freinademetz (January 28) fell in love with China despite working in dangerous and hostile conditions

Daily readings: January 30 – February 5

The week ahead

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

‘The human race has nothing to boast about to God’

The word this week

Fourth Sunday of the Year: Zephaniah 2:3 & 3:12-13; 1 Cor 1:26-31; Mt 5:1-12

The saint who gave advice on dancing and flirting

St François de Sales, the patron saint of journalists

Saint of the week

St François de Sales (January 24) said he did not necessarily disapprove of ‘games, balls and pageants’

Daily readings: January 23 – 29

The week ahead

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

Repentance is required to journey from darkness into light

The word this week

Third Sunday of the Year: Is 8:23-9:3; 1 Cor 1:10-13; Mt 4:12-23

The hermit who lived for 15 years in a tomb

St Anthony, painted by Fra Angelico in 1436

Saint of the week

St Anthony of Egypt (January 17) inspired a new ideal by seeking spiritual growth in the desert

Daily readings: January 16 – 22

The week ahead

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms