Sunday, August 19 —Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time. Suggested reading Luke 12:49-53.
Monday, August 20 — Stephen I of Hungary is honoured today. In 2000, he became the first saint recognized by both the Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox churches since the Great Schism of 1054.
Thursday, August 23 — International day for the remembrance of the slave trade and its abolition. This UNESCO-sponsored call “aims at eliciting reflection on a tragic past that may be distant but whose repercussions continue to fuel injustice and exclusion today.”