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It is refreshing to discover that the Apostles, no less than ourselves, were only too aware of faith’s fragility

The word this week

Twenty-seventh Sunday of the Year, Hb 1:2-3; 2:2-4; Ps 95; 2 Tm 1:6-8, 13-14; Lk 17:5-10 (Year C)

The saint who was known as The Little Flower

The saint’s relics are carried out of Westminster Cathedral in 2009 (Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

Saint of the week

St Thérèse of Lisieux (October 1) was born into a pious family in Alençon in 1873

Let us pray that we might see ourselves, and our world, through ‘the mind of Christ Jesus’

The word this week

Twenty-sixth Sunday of the Year, Amos 6:1, 4-7; Ps 146; 1 Tim 6:11-16; Lk 16:19-31 (Year C)

Daily readings: September 29 – October 5

The week ahead

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

‘You cannot be the slave of God and money’

Spiritual Life The word this week

Twenty-fifth Sunday of the Year Amos 8: 4-7; 1 Timothy 2:1-8; Luke 16: 1-13 (Year C)

The twin physicians who healed the sick for free

A detail from an icon depicting the third-century physician twins

Saint of the week

Among their miraculous exploits, Kosmas and Damianos (September 26) grafted the leg from a recently dead Ethiopian on to another patient’s body

We must never cease to be compassionate

The word this week

Twenty-fifth Sunday of the Year, Amos 8: 4-7; 1 Timothy 2:1-8; Luke 16: 1-13 (Year C)

The Korean saints of undying spirit

A detail from a painting of the 103 Korean martyrs of the 19th century

Saint of the week

Ss Andrew Kim Taegon, Paul Chong Hasang and Companions (September 20) are being honoured by the Month of Martyrs in South Korea

Daily readings: September 15 – 22

The week ahead

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

Let us pray that we might forgive as we have been forgiven

The word this week

Twenty-fourth Sunday of the Year, Ex 32:7-11, 13-14; Ps 51; 1 Tm 1:12-17; Lk 15:1-32 (Year C)