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The French ecclesiastic who met a barbaric end

Fécamp Abbey, where St Leger spent his final days

St Leger (October 2) was fatally drawn into the power struggles of Merovingian France

Daily readings: October 3 – October 9

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

‘We have heard that the English wish to be converted’

Canterbury, where Honorius died

St Homorius (September 30), the fifth Archbishop of Canterbury, was a key figure in the establishment of Christianity in England

The saint who only slept three hours a night

St Alphonsus was born in the province of Toledo, above

The Virgin Mary appeared in a dream and said just one word to Alphonsus de Orozco (1500-1591): “Write” 

Daily readings: September 19 – September 25

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

The pope who allowed backsliders back into the fold

Civitavecchia, where St Cornelius was imprisoned

St Cornelius, pope from 251 to 253, was martyred by Emperor Gallus

Daily readings: September 12 – 18

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

St Omer, September 9, patron of the blind

Modern-day St Omer

A town named after St Omer, in the Pas-de-Calais, played a crucial role in educating English Catholics

Daily readings: September 5 – September 11

Scripture readings for the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

The Lancashire priest executed for his zeal

St Edmund’s remains were displayed on Lancaster Castle

St Edmund Arrowsmith (August 28) was hanged, drawn and quartered and his head set upon a pike