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The monk who was burned by a demon in his sleep

The cult of St Fursey grew after he was buried in Péronne, above

St Fursey (January 16) helped advance Christianity in East Anglia and northern France

Daily readings: January 15 – 21

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

The saint who warned against the shark of self-love

St Genevieve’s leg was amputated in her own home without anaesthetic    CNS

St Genevieve Torres Morales (January 5) was told she could not join the Carmelites because of a handicap

Daily readings: January 8 – 14

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

The priest whose preaching was like a ‘spiritual earthquake’

The Church of the Gesù, where St Gaspar prayed to St Francis Xavier

St Gaspar del Bufalo (December 28)

Daily readings: December 25 – January 7

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

The frail but tireless Sister who worked in the slums of New York

A stained-glass window depicting St Francesca  (Photo: CNS)

St Francesca Cabrini (December 22) became the first American to be canonised in 1946

Daily readings: December 18 – 24

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

The hermit who lived on a pillar for 33 years

Standing on top of a pillar all day left St Daniel with foul-smelling feet

St Daniel the Stylite (December 11) was told that monastic discipline would be beyond him

Daily readings: December 11 – 17

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms