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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

Daily readings: April 1 – 7

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

Palm Sunday: Is 50:4-7; Ps 22; Phil 2:6-11; Mk 14:1-15:47 or Mk 15:1-39

Daily readings: March 25 – 31

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

Fifth Sunday of Lent: Jer 31:31-34; Ps 51:3-4, 12-15; Heb 5:7-9; Jn 12:20-33

A statue of St Joseph, who lived on bread, water and the odd sardine

The priest who saw no need for a bed

St Joseph Oriol (March 23) sought obscurity and self-abnegation but ended up being celebrated throughout Barcelona

Coughton Court, where St Nicholas built a priest hole

St Nicholas Owen (March 22) was tortured horribly but did not give up any compromising information

Fourth Sunday of Lent: 2 Chr 36:14-16, 19-23; Ps 137; Eph 2:4-10; Jn 3:14-21