Monday 27th, St Gregory of Narek, bishop and doctor of the Church, (c.950-1003), was a monk of the Armenian Church, a mystic and poet. His best known writing is Lamentations, also called simply Narek, a collection of 95 prayers eachwith the title ‘Conversation with God from the depth of the heart’. Pope Francis declared Gregory a doctor of the Church in 2015.
Wednesday 1st March, St David, is the patron saint of Wales, where he was an abbot and bishop in the sixth century. Several Irish saints were his pupils and he influenced monastic development in Ireland. He died around 601.
Saturday 4th, St Casimir, 1458-84, strove to promote peace and the unity of western Europe. Though a young prince, he chose a life of prayer and penance. Patron saint of Poland.