Sunday, August 26 — 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time. Suggested reading Luke 13:22-30.
Tuesday, August 28 — Lailat al Bara’ah, the Islamic ‘Night of Forgiveness,’ is a time of prayer for those who have died.
Tuesday, August 28 — Raksha Bandhan is the Hindu and Sikh festival honouring the bond between brothers and sisters.
Thursday, August 30 — Rose of Lima, born Isabel Flores de Oliva, is honoured as the first person born in the Americas proclaimed a saint by the Roman Catholic Church. This 17th-century Peruvian woman is regarded as the founder of social work in Peru.