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The priest who changed the way we treat the mentally ill

St Benedict Menni founded 17 psychiatric hospitals in Spain

St Benedict Menni (April 24) gave his life to outcasts in an era of anti-clericalism

Daily readings: April 24 – 30

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

Daily readings: April 17 – 24

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

The bishop hacked to death by his own king

The tomb of St Stanislaus in Wawel Cathedral, Kraków

St Stanislaus (April 11)

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