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The Sisters of the Immaculate Conception flourished in Genoa          (PA)

St Agostino Roscelli (May 7) insisted he was merely a ‘poor priest’. John Paul II thought otherwise

Daily readings: May 8 – 14

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

Pope St Pius V set up interest-free loan banks for the poor

St Pius V (April 30), who excommunicated Queen Elizabeth, continued to live as a monk even after he became pope

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 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

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