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St Sebastian Thrown into the Cloaca Maxima (1612) by Lodovico Carracci

St Sebastian (January 20) was captain in the Praetorian Guard

St Anthony the Great was tempted by boredom, laziness and phantom women in the desert

St Anthony the Great (January 17) was one of the most influential people in the early Church

A group of Berbers - St Adrian was a member of the same ethnic group

St Adrian of Canterbury (January 9) travelled across Britain, teaching Christianity, art, literature and astronomy as he went

Archbishop Vincent 
Nichols (Photo: Mazur/catholicchurch.org.uk)

‘It is a privilege to assist in the important task of appointing bishops,’ said the Archbishop of Westminster

St Peter revitalised a Church that had grown lazy in bringing the faith to people

St Peter Canisius (December 21) was one of the most important Jesuits of his time

A detail from the Mystic Marriage of St Catherine of Alexandria and St Catherine of Siena by the Italian Renaissance painter of the Milanese school Ambrogio Bergognone

St Catherine of Alexandria (November 25) is also known as St Catherine of the Wheel

Dunfermline was once an important pilgrimage centre for devotees of St Margaret of Scotland

St Margaret of Scotland (November 16) was canonised in 1250 and her remains were moved to Dunfermline Abbey

A statue of St Willibrord at Echternach, in eastern Luxembourg, where the saint died

St Willibrord (November 7) is known as the Apostle to the Frisians

A stained-glass window depicts St Jude, the much-loved patron of lost causes

St Jude (October 28) is the patron saint of lost causes

Blessed John Paul II  (CNS)

Blessed John Paul II (October 22) played a decisive role at the Second Vatican Council