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A statue of St Jean de Brébeuf

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

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

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

The saint who was known as The Little Flower

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

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

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

A detail from a painting of the 103 Korean martyrs of the 19th century

The Korean saints of undying spirit

Ss Andrew Kim Taegon, Paul Chong Hasang and Companions (September 20) are being honoured by the Month of Martyrs in South Korea

A stained-glass window featuring St Peter Claver

St Peter Claver (September 8) was known as ‘the key’ for his work unlocking the souls of slaves

St Augustine and St Gregory, from an image at Westminster Cathedral

St Gregory the Great (September 3) was known as ‘the father of Christian worship’

St Louis, painted by El Greco

The saint who took part in the Crusades

St Louis (August 25) is the only canonised king of France

St Francis de Sales gives St Jane the Rule of the Order of the Visitation

St Jane Frances de Chantal (August 12) founded the Congregation of the Visitation in France

The Perugia altarpiece depicting St Dominic

St Dominic (August 6) was one of the most influential figures in Christian history in the second millennium