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A perpetual pilgrim who abandoned himself to the life of a derelict

Saint of the week

St Benoît-Joseph Labre (April 16) has been called the representative of those who in the name of Christ refuse to be respectable

At the beginning of Holy Week we welcome Christ into our lives

The word this week

Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord Mt 21: 1-11; Is 50: 4-7; Phil 2: 6-11; Mt 26:14-27:66

The bishop hacked to death by his own king

The tomb of St Stanislaus in Wawel Cathedral, Kraków

Saint of the week

St Stanislaus (April 11)

Daily readings: April 10 – 17

The week ahead

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

As we approach Easter we are called to acknowledge all that has died within us

The word this week

Fifth Sunday of Lent: Ezekiel 37:12-14; Romans 8:8-11; John 11:1-45

The patron saint of footballers who worked tirelessly for the poor

Saint of the week

St Luigi Scrosoppi (April 3) founded the Sisters of Providence, opening 12 houses before he died

Daily readings: April 3 – 9

The week ahead

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

It is in prayer that we break out of darkness

The word this week

Fourth Sunday of Lent: 1 Sm 16:1, 6-7 & 10-13; Eph 5:8-14; Jn 9:1-41

The abbot who believed that guilt and fear were essential for spiritual growth

An icon depicting the Ladder of Divine Ascent of St John Climacus

Saint of the week

St John Climacus (March 30) wrote The Ladder of Divine Ascent, one of the most important devotional texts of the Middle Ages

Daily readings: March 27 – April 2

The week ahead

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms