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Salisbury, where St Osmund was a humble and orthodox bishop

St Osmund of Salisbury (December 4) was ‘praised for his wisdom and holiness’

A fourth-century painting of St Andrew in the Catacombs of St Thecla in Rome

Apostle Andrew, the first to be called

St Andrew (November 30) preached in the Ukraine, Turkey and Greece

St Cecilia (November 22) apparently survived three blows of the executioner’s axe

St Hugh observes St Bruno adoring the Virgin and Child

St Hugh of Lincoln (November 17) travelled around his diocese defending the poor and needy against the powerful and insolent

St Leo held that the devil reigned in every challenge to orthodoxy

St Leo the Great (November 10) vigorously sought to maintain the unity of the Church

St Charles Borromeo was a patron of the composer Palestrina

St Charles Borromeo (November 4) as Archbishop of Milan was hugely influential at the Council of Trent

A painting of the Siege of Belgrade, featuring St John holding a cross

St John of Capestrano (October 23) was approaching 70 when he plunged into battle

St Richard returned to the Church after he was attacked by crows (PA photo)

St Richard Gwyn (October 17) was imprisoned for four years, put in stocks, and disemboweled for his faith

St Daniel was an expert in Central African dialects

St Daniel Comboni (October 10) inspired new European attitudes to Africans

Hereford, where St Thomas served as bishop (David Davies/PA)

St Thomas of Hereford (October 2) was canonised only 20 years after his death after some 500 miracles had been attributed to his intercession