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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

Daily readings: August 29 – September 4

Scripture readings for the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

The English martyr hanged at the age of 80

A portrait of St John Kemble

St John Kemble (August 22), a much-loved Catholic priest whose execution was horribly botched

Daily readings: August 22 – August 28

Scripture readings for the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

The king who stamped out paganism in Hungary

St Stephen of Hungary (August 16) was humble, and worked for the poor – yet did not always turn the other cheek

Daily readings: August 15 – August 21

Scripture readings for the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

St Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (August 9)

St Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (August 9)

Edith Stein, Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, was killed in Auschwitz

Daily readings: August 8 – August 14

Scripture readings for the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

Daily readings: August 1 – August 7

Scripture readings for the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

The Benedictine monk who unified Britain’s monasteries

The Benedictine monk who unified Britain’s monasteries

Aethelwold (c 904-984) was a great scholar and a ruthless propagator of monasticism in Britain