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The girl who was murdered at the age of 11

St Maria Goretti desperately fought off her attacker, Alessandro Serenelli

St Maria Goretti (July 6) died while resisting a rape. Her murderer later repented and had a vision of the Virgin Mary

Daily readings: July 3 – 9

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

The 17th-century martyr whose corpse was found in the 1920s

St John Southworth (June 28) was arrested five times before he was eventually hanged

Daily readings: June 26 – July 2

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

The princess who forswore sleep in order to pass her nights in prayer

A statue of St Etheldreda

St Etheldreda (June 23) helped establish religious life as an acceptable vocation for ex-queens and princesses in England

Daily readings: June 19 – 25

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Form

The early preacher to the Gentiles nicknamed ‘Jupiter’

A detail from St Barnabas Curing the Poor by Paolo Veronese

St Barnabas (June 11) was a crucial figure in the early history of Christianity, who preached to the Gentiles together with St Paul

Daily readings: June 12 – 18

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

Daily readings: June 5 – 11

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

The baker murdered by his apprentice

Rochester cathedral, where St William’s cult flourished

St William of Perth (May 23) had taken in an abandoned child and taught him the arts of bakery