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St Hugh of Lincoln Exorcises a Man Possessed by the Devil (1404-1407) by Gherardo Sternina

The saint who protected the Jews of Lincoln

St Hugh of Lincoln (November 16) has gone from being one of the most famous saints in English history to a virtual unknown

St Albert the Great defended St Thomas Aquinas from charges of heresy

The saint who taught Thomas Aquinas

St Albert the Great (November 15) widely viewed as the greatest scholar of the Middle Age

A statue of the modest, meek and humble St Malachy

The saint who battled barbarism

St Malachy (November 3) was presented as the author of the Prophecy of the Popes

In his first few years in Cuba St Antony Mary Claret confirmed 100,000 people

The saint who was stabbed in the cheek

St Anthony founded the Claretians

St Edward the Confessor's Westminster Abbey

The saint who ruled England

St Edward the Confessor (October 13) built Westminster Abbey and was the first to have the ‘royal touch’

A detail of the Vision of St Bruno by José de Ribera

St Bruno (October 6) maintained a quiet desire for solitude throughout his life

The king initially resisted executing Andrew on account of his bright personality

The saint who came from a family of martyrs

St Andrew Kim Taegon (September 20) was the first Korean Catholic priest

A detail from an icon of St John Chrysostom surrounded by scenes from his life

St John Chrysostom (September 13) preached for a decade from Antioch’s cathedral, the Golden Church

A sculpture showing monks bearing St Cuthbert's coffin

St Cuthbert retired to an island and would only open his window to give blessings

‘The Vision of St Bernard’ by Fra Bartolommeo, c. 1504

The saint who preached a Second Crusade

St Bernard (August 20) was reputed for defending the rights of the Church against the encroachments of kings