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Daily readings: March 18 – 24

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

The fourth century’s most holy family

St Gregory at first resisted the call to religion

St Gregory of Nyssa (March 9) had nine siblings, and four of them have been declared saints

Daily readings: March 11 – 17

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

How religious ecstasy and a narrow escape from death led to a life devoted to the sick

St John was carted off to the local asylum after experiencing religious ecstasy

St John of God, March 8

Daily readings: March 4 – 10

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

The strict Passionist once known as ‘the dancer’

As a young man St Gabriel loved dolling himself up for parties

St Gabriel Possenti (February 27)

Daily readings: February 26 – March 3

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

Daily readings: February 19 – 25

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

The painter who would not pick up a brush without first saying a prayer

A painting believed to be a self-portrait by the Fra Angelico

Fra Angelico (February 18) believed it was impossible to create a Christian image without living a Christian life

Daily readings: February 12 – 18

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms