Feast Days

Tuesday 18th April, St Laserian, bishop. Worked in both Ireland and Scotland in the seventh century and later entered the monastery of Leighlin, where he became abbot. His monastery thrived and later gave its name to the diocese established in 1110. He adapted Church discipline in accordance with the practices of Rome and introduced the Roman method of dating the celebration of Easter. Laserian died in 639.

Friday 21st April, St. Anselm, bishop and doctor of the Church. From Lombardy, he joined the monastic school at Bec in Normandy in 1059 under the direction of Lanfranc whom he succeeded as Archbishop of Canterbury. He was exiled twice and died in 1109.