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St Tarasius (February 18) was a humble and sensible man appointed as Patriarch of Constantinople to resolve the Iconoclast controversy

Daily readings: February 27 – March 5

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

‘In God alone is my soul at rest’

Eighth Sunday of the Year Is 49: 14-15; 1 Cor 4: 1-5; Mt 6: 24-34

St Polycarp was killed by the sword after refusing to deny Christ

St Polycarp, a martyr at the age of 86

St Polycarp (February 23), instructed by the Apostles, served as Bishop of Smyrna for 50 years and died during persecution

Daily readings: February 20 – 26

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

Can we truly love our enemies?

Seventh Sunday of the Year: Lev 19:1-2 & 17-18; 1 Cor 3:16-23; Mt 5:38-48

Sixth Sunday of the Year: Sirach 15:15-20; 1 Cor 2:6-10; Mt 5:17-37

St Claude de La Colombière (February 15) had the misfortune of being in London at the time of the alleged Popish Plot

Daily readings: February 13 – 19

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

The Abbey Church of St Andrew, Sempringham

Gilbert of Sempringham (c 1083-1189) founded the only distinctively English medieval religious order