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The Sisters of the Immaculate Conception flourished in Genoa          (PA)

St Agostino Roscelli (May 7) insisted he was merely a ‘poor priest’. John Paul II thought otherwise

Daily readings: May 8 – 14

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

Third Sunday of Easter: Acts 2:14 & 22-28; 1 Peter 1:17-21; Luke 24:13-35

Pope St Pius V set up interest-free loan banks for the poor

St Pius V (April 30), who excommunicated Queen Elizabeth, continued to live as a monk even after he became pope

Daily readings: May 1 – 7

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

Second Sunday of Easter: Acts 2:42-47; 1 Pet 1: 3-9; Jn 20:19-31

St Benedict Menni founded 17 psychiatric hospitals in Spain

St Benedict Menni (April 24) gave his life to outcasts in an era of anti-clericalism

Easter Sunday: Acts 10:34a, 37-43; Ps 118; Col 3:1-4; Jn 20:1-9

Daily readings: April 24 – 30

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

Daily readings: April 17 – 24

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms