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Spiritual Life

Daily Readings: April 6 – 12

The week ahead

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

Christ summons us from the darkness of sin and fear

The word this week

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

The saint who was accused of treason

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

Saint of the week

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

The saint who is celebrated for ‘building’ up the Church

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

Saint of the week

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

Daily Readings: March 30 – April 5

The week ahead

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

Let us focus on the Sacrament of Reconciliation as the opportunity to step out of the darkness

The word this week

Fourth Sunday of Lent, 1 Sm 16:1, 6-7, 10-13; Ps 23; Eph 5:8-14; Jn 9:1-41 or Jn 9:1, 6-9, 13-17, 34-38 (Year A)

The saint who was executed on Good Friday

St Margaret kneels in this portrait of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales by Daphne Pollen

Saint of the week

St Margaret Clitherow (March 26) became a friend to persecuted Catholics in the north of England

Daily readings: March 23-29

The week ahead

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

Jesus engages us in a conversation about our deepest need

The word this week

Third Sunday of Lent, Ex 17:3-7; Ps 95; Rm 5:1-2, 5-8; Jn 4:5-42 or 4:5-15, 19-26, 39-42 (Year A)

The saint who devoted himself to scientific work

Saint of the week

St Józef Bilczewski (March 20) was outspoken in promoting the infinite love of God during the First World War