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St Ansgar (February 3) saw a vision of his mother in heaven with the Virgin Mary

Archbishop Dieudonne Nzapalainga addressing worshipers at the St Jean des Cascades church in Bangui, Central African Republic

Archbishop Nzapalainga in London to urge politicians to lobby for UN intervention

St Angela’s life was shaped by dramatic visions, including one of her sister in heaven

The saint who dyed her hair in soot

St Angela Merici (January 27) was beatified in 1768

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/

‘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