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Ed West is the deputy editor of the Catholic Herald

The saint who boldly tore down pagan temples

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

The saint who received the Holy Spirit at Pentecost

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

The pope who guided the Church into the new millennium

Blessed John Paul II  (CNS)

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

The 17th century saint who converted North American tribesmen

A statue of St Jean de Brébeuf

St Jean de Brébeuf and Fr Isaac Jogues (October 19) were beatified in 1925 and canonised in 1930

Bishop to consecrate diocese to Immaculate Heart of Mary

Bishop Mark Davies (Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk)

Bishop Mark Davies will consecrate diocese to the Immaculate Heart of Mary on Sunday

The saint who took part in the Crusades

St Louis, painted by El Greco

St Louis (August 25) is the only canonised king of France

The saint who stepped over her child to enter religious life

St Francis de Sales gives St Jane the Rule of the Order of the Visitation

St Jane Frances de Chantal (August 12) founded the Congregation of the Visitation in France

Pope Francis is not contradicting Benedict XVI over order to Franciscan Friars, says Vatican

Pope Francis greets Benedict XVI at the Vatican in May (CNS)

Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate say they will “submit in obedience to the Holy Father”

Our worn-out liberalism needs Burke’s good sense

Edmund Burke, as painted by Joshua Reynolds

The father of modern conservatism offers fresh ideas for both Left and Right

The saint who ‘never allowed himself the luxury of a bed’

The Perugia altarpiece depicting St Dominic

St Dominic (August 6) was one of the most influential figures in Christian history in the second millennium