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Saint Of The Week

The saint who is venerated by both Catholics and the Orthodox

A detail from the Mystic Marriage of St Catherine of Alexandria and St Catherine of Siena by the Italian Renaissance painter of the Milanese school Ambrogio Bergognone

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St Catherine of Alexandria (November 25) is also known as St Catherine of the Wheel

The saint who promoted charity, culture and religious reform

Dunfermline was once an important pilgrimage centre for devotees of St Margaret of Scotland

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St Margaret of Scotland (November 16) was canonised in 1250 and her remains were moved to Dunfermline Abbey

The saint who became a soldier at 15

A detail from St Martin and the Beggar (c 1597-99) by El Greco

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The shrine of St Martin of Tours (November 11) in western France became a stopping point on the road to Santiago de Compostela

The saint who boldly tore down pagan temples

A statue of St Willibrord at Echternach, in eastern Luxembourg, where the saint died

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St Willibrord (November 7) is known as the Apostle to the Frisians

The saint who received the Holy Spirit at Pentecost

A stained-glass window depicts St Jude, the much-loved patron of lost causes

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St Jude (October 28) is the patron saint of lost causes

The pope who guided the Church into the new millennium

Blessed John Paul II  (CNS)

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Blessed John Paul II (October 22) played a decisive role at the Second Vatican Council

The 17th century saint who converted North American tribesmen

A statue of St Jean de Brébeuf

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St Jean de Brébeuf and Fr Isaac Jogues (October 19) were beatified in 1925 and canonised in 1930

The saint who came to Britain as a Roman missionary

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St Paulinus (October 10) was the first Bishop of York

The saint who was known as The Little Flower

The saint’s relics are carried out of Westminster Cathedral in 2009 (Mazur/

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St Thérèse of Lisieux (October 1) was born into a pious family in Alençon in 1873

The twin physicians who healed the sick for free

A detail from an icon depicting the third-century physician twins

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Among their miraculous exploits, Kosmas and Damianos (September 26) grafted the leg from a recently dead Ethiopian on to another patient’s body