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Daily Readings: April 20-26

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 (Year A)

A winged lion in a stained-glass window symbolises St Mark the Evangelist

St Mark the Evangelist (April 25) is traditionally thought to be the interpreter of the Apostle Peter

St Benedict Joseph Labre was rejected by the Trappists because they thought he was ‘too delicate’

St Benedict Joseph Labre (April 16) was the eldest of 15 children

Daily Readings: April 13-19

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

Palm Sunday, Mt 21:1-11; Is 50:4-7; Ps 22; Phil 2:6-11; Mt 26:14 – Mt 27:66 or Mt 27:11-54 (Year A)

Daily Readings: April 6 – 12

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

Fifth Sunday of the Year, Ez 37:12-14; Ps 130; Rm 8:8-11; Jn 11:1-45 (Year A)

A detail from the Murder of St Stanislaus by the Polish painter Jan Matejko

The saint who was accused of treason

St Stanislaus of Szczepanów (April 11) was one of the earliest native Polish bishops

St Vincent Ferrer, centre, is shown in a detail from a polyptych by Giovanni Bellini in Venice

St Vincent Ferrer (April 5) worked as Master of the Sacred Palace for Benedict XIII