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The saint who gave advice on dancing and flirting

St François de Sales, the patron saint of journalists

St François de Sales (January 24) said he did not necessarily disapprove of ‘games, balls and pageants’

Daily readings: January 23 – 29

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

The hermit who lived for 15 years in a tomb

St Anthony, painted by Fra Angelico in 1436

St Anthony of Egypt (January 17) inspired a new ideal by seeking spiritual growth in the desert

Daily readings: January 16 – 22

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

The nobleman who bore paralysis with great cheerfulness

St Benedict was entranced by the monks at Lérins, on the island of St Honorat, near Cannes

St Benedict Biscop (January 12) travelled extensively, and was thus able to introduce the practices of Roman and Frankish Christianity into Northumberland

Daily readings: January 9 – 15

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

St Stephen, the first Christian martyr

The Stoning of St Stephen by Paolo Uccello

St Stephen (December 26) was hauled up before a Jewish court for rejecting sacrificial worship

Daily readings: December 26 – January 8

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

The Spanish abbot who liberated Christian slaves

The Abbey of Santo Domingo de Silos

St Dominic of Silos (December 20) is an example of the remarkable possibilities open to low-born talent in the medieval Church

Daily readings: December 19 – 25

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms