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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

Daily readings: March 18 – 24

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

Third Sunday of Lent: Ex 20:1-17 or 20:1-3, 7-8, 12-17; Ps 19; 1 Cor 1:22-25; Jn 2:13-25

St Gregory at first resisted the call to religion

The fourth century’s most holy family

St Gregory of Nyssa (March 9) had nine siblings, and four of them have been declared saints