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Hereford, where St Thomas served as bishop (David Davies/PA)

St Thomas of Hereford (October 2) was canonised only 20 years after his death after some 500 miracles had been attributed to his intercession

Daily readings: October 2 – 8

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

A giant statue of St Michael in Mexico City (CNS photo/Greg Tarczynski)

The saint who threw Satan out of heaven

St Michael the Archangel (September 29) provides aid in the spiritual struggle fought in every human soul

Daily readings: September 25 – October 1

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

Daily readings: September 18 – 24

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

Canterbury, where St Theodore founded a hugely influential school

St Theodore of Tarsus (September 19) probably never gave England a thought before the age of 66. But English civilisation owes him a great debt

Daily readings: September 11 – 17

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

The ruins of the cathedral at Clonmacnoise

St Ciarán of Clonmacnoise (September 9) founded a monastery attracting recruits from all over Europe

Gentile Bellini depicts St Laurence in this painting from 1465

St Laurence Giustiniani (September 5) was born an aristocrat but became renowned for his extreme asceticism

Daily readings: September 4 – 10

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms