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The Ascension of the Lord: Acts 1: 1-11; Eph 1:17-23; Mt 28:16-20

A statue of Joan of Arc in Paris (Photo: Press Association)

After being captured by the English, Joan of Arc suffered more from being denied the sacraments than from physical privations

Daily Readings: May 29 – June 4

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

As we prepare to celebrate Pentecost we are reminded that our communion with the Risen Lord is rooted in the same realities as the Apostles

Rochester cathedral, where St William’s cult flourished

The baker murdered by his apprentice

St William of Perth (May 23) had taken in an abandoned child and taught him the arts of bakery

Daily readings: May 22 – 28

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

Fifth Sunday of Easter: Acts 6: 1-7; 1 Peter 2: 4-9; John 14: 1-12

The fortress on Île Saint-Honorat, where St Vincent became a monk

St Vincent de Lérins (May 14) tried to find a middle way between Augustine and the Pelagians

Daily readings: May 15 – 21

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

Fourth Sunday of Lent: Acts 2:14a, 36-41; Ps 23; 1 Pt 2:20b-25; Jn 10:1-10