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The wavering saint who is the masterstroke of Christianity

The imposing statue of St Peter outside St Peter’s Basilica (CNS)

St Peter the Apostle (June 29) was the first Bishop of Rome

Daily readings: June 30-July 6

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

The saint who must have inspired the Brideshead teddy bear

A detail from St Aloysius Gonzaga in Glory by Giovanni Battista Tiepolo

St Aloysius Gonzaga (June 21) is the patron saint of youth

Daily readings: June 23-29

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

Daily readings: June 14-22

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

The saint who was accused of sorcery and refused to worship pagan gods

The Gothic St Vitus Cathedral in Prague

St Vitus (June 15) is the patron saint of Prague, coppersmiths and actors

The saint who was modest in demeanour and merciful in judgment

The ruins of Newminster Abbey, where Robert insisted the community lived in absolute poverty

St Robert of Newminster (June 7) founded with Newminster Abbey with 12 other monks

Daily readings: June 9-15

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms

The saint who was one of the earliest Fathers of the Church

St Justin Martyr (June 1) began his career as a pagan philosopher

Daily readings: June 2-8

Scripture readings in the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms