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Daily readings: March 2-8

The week ahead

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

The words of Jesus in the Sermon on the Mount both inspire and challenge

The word this week

Eighth Sunday of the Year, Isaiah 49:14-15; 1 Corinthians 4: 1-5; Matthew 6: 24-34

Daily readings: February 23 – March 1

The week ahead

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

In what St Paul described as the Wisdom of the Cross, Christ offered the world a new way of thinking and being

The word this week

Seventh Sunday of the Year, Leviticus 19: 1-2 & 17-18; 1 Cor 3:16-23; Mt 5: 33-48

The saint who inspired a Harry Potter character

Saint of the week

St Walburga (February 25) was educated by the nuns of Wimborne Abbey in Dorset

The saints who left Florence to live in the mountains

Saint of the week

The Seven Holy Founders (February 17) met at a pious fraternity devoted to Mary

Daily readings: February 16-22

The week ahead

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

There is a conflict between the words of Jesus and the presumptions underlying much modern thinking

The word this week

Sixth Sunday of the Year, Sir 15:15-20; Ps 119; 1 Cor 2:6-10; Mt 5:17-37 (Year A)

The saint who was sold as a slave

Sudanese children in a displaced persons camp stand in front of a mural of St Josephine

Saint of the week

St Josephine Bakhita (February 8) was renowned for her love of children

In prayer let us contemplate that we are the work of God’s compassion and mercy

The word this week

Fifth Sunday of the Year, Is 58:7-10; Ps 112; 1 Cor 2:1-5; Mt 5:13-16 (Year A)