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A detail from Rembrandt's depiction of the Ascension (1636)

Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord, Acts 1:1-11; Eph 1:17-23; Mk 16:15-20 (Year B)

Pope Francis takes a cap from a girl scout during his visit to Regina Pacis parish church in Ostia in the outskirts of Rome (PA)

Sixth Sunday of Easter, Acts 10:25-26, 33-35 & 44-48; 1 jn 4:7-10; jn 15:9-17

'In St Paul we see conversion and repentance as the first fruit of the Resurrection'

Fifth Sunday of Easter, Acts 9:26-31; 1 jn 3:18-24; jn 15:1-8 (Year B)

A mosaic of the Good Shepherd in the Mausoleum of Galla Placidia in Ravenna

Fourth Sunday of Easter, Acts 4:8-12 1 Jn 3:1-2; Jn 10:11-18 (Year B)

A detail from Christ at Emmaus, painted by Rembrandt in 1648

Third Sunday of Easter Acts 3: 3-15, 17-19, 1 John 2: 1-5, Luke 24, 35-48 (year b)

The Incredulity of St Thomas by Caravaggio

Second Sunday of Easter, Acts 4:32-35; 1 jn 5:1-6; jn 20:19-31 (Year B)

A detail from the Agony in the Garden by El Greco

Palm Sunday, IS 50: 4-7; Phil 2: 6-11; MK 14:1 -15:47 (Year B)

Jeremiah, depicted by Rembrandt, promised a new start to a people trapped in sin

Fifth Sunday of Lent, Jer 31:13-34; Heb 5: 7-9; jn 12: 20-30 (Year B)

A detail from Nicodemus Talking to Jesus by Henry Ossawa Tanner (1859-1937)

Fourth Sunday of Lent, 2 chr 36:14-16 & 19-23; eph 2: 4-10; jn 3:14-21 (year b)

The Cleansing of the Temple, depicted by an unknown artist

Third Sunday of Lent, ex 20:1-17; 1 cor 1:22-25; jn 2:13-25 (year b)