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A statue of Germanus in the Église Saint-Germain l’Auxerrois in Paris

St Germanus of Auxerre (August 3) led the Britons in a victory against Saxon raiders

The Vision of St Bridget depicted in a manuscript from 1530

St Bridget of Sweden (July 23) the most celebrated of Sweden’s saints

Francisco de Zurbarán depicts St Bonaventure receiving the 
envoys of the Byzantine Emperor at the Second Council of Lyon

St Bonaventure (July 15) was one of the greatest minds of the late medieval period

Henry II is crowned as Emperor by Pope Benedict VIII in 1014

St Henry (July 13) helped cement the rule of priestly celibacy

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

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

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

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

The Gothic St Vitus Cathedral in Prague

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

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

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

The mortal remains of St Sophie Barat in the Church of St Francis Xavier in Paris

The saint who educated thousands

St Sophie Barat (May 25) ran the Society of the Sacred Heart for 62 years