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The Jesuit who fostered devotion to the Sacred Heart

St Claude de La Colombière (February 15) had the misfortune of being in London at the time of the alleged Popish Plot

Daily readings: February 13 – 19

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

The Englishman whose order numbered 2,000 religious when he died at 106

The Abbey Church of St Andrew, Sempringham

Gilbert of Sempringham (c 1083-1189) founded the only distinctively English medieval religious order

The missionary who said he would die for China ‘a thousand times over’

St Joseph Freinademetz: ‘I want to be Chinese in heaven’

St Joseph Freinademetz (January 28) fell in love with China despite working in dangerous and hostile conditions

Daily readings: January 30 – February 5

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

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