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The baker murdered by his apprentice

Rochester cathedral, where St William’s cult flourished

Saint of the week

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

Daily readings: May 22 – 28

The week ahead

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

Peter called all the baptised ‘a royal priesthood’. This is a challenge

The word this week

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

The monk who softened St Augustine’s teaching on grace

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

Saint of the week

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

Daily readings: May 15 – 21

The week ahead

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

The challenge that the Resurrection presents to every believer

The word this week

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

The priest who saved boys from a life of crime and girls from prostitution

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

Saint of the week

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

Daily readings: May 8 – 14

The week ahead

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

When the Apostles encountered the Risen Christ they were transformed

The word this week

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

The holy pope who lived on vegetable broth and crayfish

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

Saint of the week

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