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St Maria Goretti desperately fought off her attacker, Alessandro Serenelli

St Maria Goretti (July 6) died while resisting a rape. Her murderer later repented and had a vision of the Virgin Mary

Daily readings: July 3 – 9

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

Fourteenth Sunday: Zec 9:9-19; Rm 8:9 and 11-13; Mt 11:25-30

St John Southworth (June 28) was arrested five times before he was eventually hanged

Daily readings: June 26 – July 2

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

The Body and Blood of Christ: Deut 8 2-3 & 14-16; 1 Cor 10:16-17; Jn 6: 51-58

A statue of St Etheldreda

St Etheldreda (June 23) helped establish religious life as an acceptable vocation for ex-queens and princesses in England

Trinity Sunday: Ex 34:4-6 & 8-9; 2 Cor 13:11-13; John 3:16-18

Daily readings: June 19 – 25

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Form

A detail from St Barnabas Curing the Poor by Paolo Veronese

St Barnabas (June 11) was a crucial figure in the early history of Christianity, who preached to the Gentiles together with St Paul