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Daily readings: April 10 – 17

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

The patron saint of footballers who worked tirelessly for the poor

St Luigi Scrosoppi (April 3) founded the Sisters of Providence, opening 12 houses before he died

Daily readings: April 3 – 9

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

The abbot who believed that guilt and fear were essential for spiritual growth

An icon depicting the Ladder of Divine Ascent of St John Climacus

St John Climacus (March 30) wrote The Ladder of Divine Ascent, one of the most important devotional texts of the Middle Ages

Daily readings: March 27 – April 2

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

The hermit who prayed in the freezing Celtic sea

Lindisfarne, where St Cuthbert served as prior

St Cuthbert (March 20) was an examplar of a less triumphal, more inward form of religion than that represented by St Wilfrid, the pope’s henchman

Daily readings: March 20 – 26

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

‘Your convent will be the sick room’

St Louise de Marillac accepted the great sacrifice of matrimony

St Louise de Marillac (March 15) founded the Daughters of Charity under the guidance of St Vincent de Paul

Daily readings: March 13 – 19

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

The nun praised by Henry VIII as a ‘diligent bee’

St Colette (March 6) believed the most direct path to heaven was that of suffering patiently endured