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St Peter of St Joseph Betancurt

St Peter of St Joseph Betancurt (April 25), born in Tenerife, ministered to the poor in Guatemala City

Daily readings: April 22 – 28

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

Third Sunday of Easter: Acts 3:13-15, 17-19; Ps 4; 1 Jn 2:1-5; Lk 24:35-48

St Bernadette grew up uneducated, undernourished, and asthmatic

St Bernadette (April 16) grew up in the direst extremes of poverty

Daily readings: April 15 – 21

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Form

Second Sunday of Easter: Acts 4:32-35; Ps 118; 1 Jn 5:1-6; Jn 20:19-31

San Anastasia church in Verona, the city where St Magdalen served the poor

St Magdalen of Canossa (April 10)

Daily readings: April 8 – 14

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

Easter Sunday: Acts 10:34, 37-43; Ps 118; Col 3:1-4 or 1 Cor 5:6-8; Jn 20:1-9

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