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Saint Of The Week

The king who fostered a Benedictine revival

With Edgar behind him Oswald was able to revive Pershore Abbey, above

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St Edgar, June 8, gained the reputation of presiding over a golden age of peace and plenty in Anglo-Saxon England

The son of a Welsh king who became a hermit by a stream

A stained-glass window in Truro Cathedral depicts St Petroc

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The relics of St Petroc (June 4) have been stolen and returned twice

The Sister who worked tirelessly to build ‘an ever more human world’

St Urszula entered the Ursuline convent in Kraków (PA)

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St Urszula Ledóchowska (May 29)

The Scottish king who spent his last hours reciting the psalms

St David built an abbey for Augustinian canons at Holyrood, above

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St David of Scotland (May 24)

The 13th-century Carmelite believed to have lived for more than 100 years

The reliquary housing part of the saint’s skull at Aylesford Priory

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St Simon Stock (May 16)

The Carthusian monk hung, drawn and quartered for refusing to accept Henry VIII as head of the Church

The London Charterhouse was suppressed and turned into a mansion

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St Robert Lawrence (May 4)

The dedicated missionary clubbed to death on a Pacific island

A museum housing St Pierre Chanel’s relics on the Pacific island of Futuna

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St Pierre Chanel (April 28) had his heart set on missionary work abroad since the age of 14

The Franciscan who used songs, games and dance to spread the Gospel

St Peter of St Joseph Betancurt

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St Peter of St Joseph Betancurt (April 25), born in Tenerife, ministered to the poor in Guatemala City

The Lourdes visionary who expected to be boiled on a grill in Purgatory

St Bernadette grew up uneducated, undernourished, and asthmatic

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St Bernadette (April 16) grew up in the direst extremes of poverty

The rich, handsome marquess who dedicated herself to the poor

San Anastasia church in Verona, the city where St Magdalen served the poor

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St Magdalen of Canossa (April 10)