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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

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

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

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

Daily readings: March 6 – 12

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

St Tarasius (February 18) was a humble and sensible man appointed as Patriarch of Constantinople to resolve the Iconoclast controversy

Daily readings: February 27 – March 5

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms