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The saint who is celebrated for ‘building’ up the Church

St Vincent Ferrer, centre, is shown in a detail from a polyptych by Giovanni Bellini in Venice

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St Vincent Ferrer (April 5) worked as Master of the Sacred Palace for Benedict XIII

The saint who was executed on Good Friday

St Margaret kneels in this portrait of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales by Daphne Pollen

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St Margaret Clitherow (March 26) became a friend to persecuted Catholics in the north of England

The saint who devoted himself to scientific work

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St Józef Bilczewski (March 20) was outspoken in promoting the infinite love of God during the First World War

The disfigured, kind-hearted saint

Announcement of Death to St Seraphina by St Gregory the Great, painted by Domenico Ghirlandaio

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St Seraphina (March 12) was devoted to St Gregory the Great

The saint who was raised as a pawn of political power games

St Agnes serves an invalid in this painting by the Bohemian Master of the year 1482

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St Agnes of Bohemia (March 2) is honoured as the Saint of the overthrow of Communism

The saint who inspired a Harry Potter character

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St Walburga (February 25) was educated by the nuns of Wimborne Abbey in Dorset

The saints who left Florence to live in the mountains

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The Seven Holy Founders (February 17) met at a pious fraternity devoted to Mary

The saint who was sold as a slave

Sudanese children in a displaced persons camp stand in front of a mural of St Josephine

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St Josephine Bakhita (February 8) was renowned for her love of children

The saint who was known as the Apostle of the North

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St Ansgar (February 3) saw a vision of his mother in heaven with the Virgin Mary

The saint who dyed her hair in soot

St Angela’s life was shaped by dramatic visions, including one of her sister in heaven

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St Angela Merici (January 27) was beatified in 1768