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Daily readings: April 8 – 14

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

The saint who believed he was ‘a plague-spot in soul and body’

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

The priest who saw no need for a bed

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

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

The carpenter who kept hundreds of fugitive Catholics alive

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

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