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An icon of Arsenius

St Arsenius (July 19) became one of the leading Desert Fathers

St Veronica Giuliani

St Veronica Giuliani (July 9) received well-attested imprints of the stigmata

St Maria Goretti desperately fought off her attacker, Alessandro Serenelli

St Maria Goretti (July 6) died while resisting a rape. Her murderer later repented and had a vision of the Virgin Mary

St John Southworth (June 28) was arrested five times before he was eventually hanged

A statue of St Etheldreda

St Etheldreda (June 23) helped establish religious life as an acceptable vocation for ex-queens and princesses in England

A detail from St Barnabas Curing the Poor by Paolo Veronese

St Barnabas (June 11) was a crucial figure in the early history of Christianity, who preached to the Gentiles together with St Paul

St Norbert (June 6) grew up cocooned in privilege and luxury

A statue of Joan of Arc in Paris (Photo: Press Association)

After being captured by the English, Joan of Arc suffered more from being denied the sacraments than from physical privations

Rochester cathedral, where St William’s cult flourished

The baker murdered by his apprentice

St William of Perth (May 23) had taken in an abandoned child and taught him the arts of bakery

The fortress on Île Saint-Honorat, where St Vincent became a monk

St Vincent de Lérins (May 14) tried to find a middle way between Augustine and the Pelagians