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The Roman aristocrat who went from riches to rags

An icon of Arsenius

St Arsenius (July 19) became one of the leading Desert Fathers

Daily readings: July 17 – 23

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

The Sister who saw in a vision her own heart made of steel

St Veronica Giuliani

St Veronica Giuliani (July 9) received well-attested imprints of the stigmata

Daily readings: July 10 – 16

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

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