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Daily readings: April 15 – 21

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Form

San Anastasia church in Verona, the city where St Magdalen served the poor

St Magdalen of Canossa (April 10)

Daily readings: April 8 – 14

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

His sermons dwelled on the gloomier aspects of the faith

St Vincent Ferrer (April 5) believed that Jews should be rooted out of Spain. His anti-Semitic sermons sparked riots that killed thousands

Daily readings: April 1 – 7

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

Daily readings: March 25 – 31

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

A statue of St Joseph, who lived on bread, water and the odd sardine

The priest who saw no need for a bed

St Joseph Oriol (March 23) sought obscurity and self-abnegation but ended up being celebrated throughout Barcelona

Coughton Court, where St Nicholas built a priest hole

St Nicholas Owen (March 22) was tortured horribly but did not give up any compromising information

Daily readings: March 18 – 24

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

St Gregory at first resisted the call to religion

The fourth century’s most holy family

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