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Wealth can put us beyond the reach of God

The word this week

Twenty-seventh Sunday of the Year: Amos 6: 1 & 4-7; 1 Timothy 6: 11-16; Luke 16: 19-31

The saint who only slept three hours a night

St Alphonsus was born in the province of Toledo, above

Saint of the week

The Virgin Mary appeared in a dream and said just one word to Alphonsus de Orozco (1500-1591): “Write” 

Daily readings: September 19 – September 25

The week ahead

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

Newman reached out to the most needy

The word this week

The 25th Sunday of the Year: Am 8:4-7; Ps 115; 1 Tm 2:1-8; Lk 16:1-13

The pope who allowed backsliders back into the fold

Civitavecchia, where St Cornelius was imprisoned

Saint of the week

St Cornelius, pope from 251 to 253, was martyred by Emperor Gallus

Daily readings: September 12 – 18

The week ahead

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

‘A new heart create for me, O God’

The word this week

Twenty Fourth Sunday of the Year: Exodus 32:7-11 & 13-14; 1 Tim 1:12-17; Luke 15:1-32

St Omer, September 9, patron of the blind

Modern-day St Omer

Saint of the week

A town named after St Omer, in the Pas-de-Calais, played a crucial role in educating English Catholics

Daily readings: September 5 – September 11

The week ahead

Scripture readings for the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

‘To be my disciple you must hate your family and your life’

The word this week

Twenty-third Sunday of the Year: Wisdom 9:13-18; Phil 9-10 & 12-17; Lk 14:25-33