Today, if it had not been a Sunday, would have been the commemoration of the monk, Bishop and Doctor of the Church, St Anselm of Canterbury.

In one of his Meditations, he wrote: ‘O Christian soul, soul raised up from a grievous death, soul redeemed and delivered from a miserable slavery by the blood of God, arouse thy mind from sleep, bethink thee of thy resurrection, remember thy redemption and deliverance. … O hidden power! that a Man, hanging upon the Cross should hang up thereon that eternal death which oppressed mankind, that a Man bound to a tree should unbind the world which was made fast to death everlasting!’

On this day when we remember again the resurrection of the Lord, let us ask for the prayers of St Anselm that we may live truly resurrected lives; and may God bless you this day.