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St Gregory II (February 11) was a treasurer, librarian and theological adviser before becoming pope

St Miguel Cordero (February 9), born with crippled legs, wrote his country’s standard Spanish grammar textbook aged 19

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

St Thomas Aquinas (January 28) was an unrivalled theologian who used scientific rationalism to support the doctrines of Christian faith and revelation

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

St Agnes (January 21) went to the place of execution ‘more cheerfully than others go to their wedding’

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Form

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

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

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