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The saint who promoted charity, culture and religious reform

Dunfermline was once an important pilgrimage centre for devotees of St Margaret of Scotland

Saint of the week

St Margaret of Scotland (November 16) was canonised in 1250 and her remains were moved to Dunfermline Abbey

Daily readings: November 17-23

The week ahead

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

Our faith is lived in the present, a time when we choose Christ despite opposition

The word this week

Thirty-third Sunday of the Year, Mal 3:19-20; Ps 98; 2 Thess 3:7-12; Lk 21:5-19 (Year C)

Daily readings: November 10-16

The week ahead

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

God created us not as pure spirits, but as those born into the wonder of our humanity

The word this week

Thirty-second Sunday of the Year, 2 Macc 7:1-2, 9-14; Ps 17; 2 Thess 2:16 — 3:5; Lk 20:27-38 (Year C)

The saint who became a soldier at 15

A detail from St Martin and the Beggar (c 1597-99) by El Greco

Saint of the week

The shrine of St Martin of Tours (November 11) in western France became a stopping point on the road to Santiago de Compostela

Jesus showed his love for Zacchaeus before there was any sign of repentance

Zacchaeus in the Sycamore Awaiting the Passage of Jesus by James Tissot

The word this week

Thirty-first Sunday of the Year, Wis 11:22-12:2; Ps 145; 2 Thes 1:11-2:2; Lk 19:1-1 (Year C)

Daily readings: November 3 – November 9

The week ahead

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

The saint who boldly tore down pagan temples

A statue of St Willibrord at Echternach, in eastern Luxembourg, where the saint died

Saint of the week

St Willibrord (November 7) is known as the Apostle to the Frisians

Daily readings: October 27 – November 2

The week ahead

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms