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Modern-day St Omer

St Omer, September 9, patron of the blind

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

Scripture readings for the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

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

Scripture readings for the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

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

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)

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

Scripture readings for the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms