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Saint Of The Week

The pope who warned Corinthians over their braggadocio

There is a tradition that Clement was a Roman consul

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St Clement of Rome (November 23) is traditionally classified as the fourth pope (90-100)

St Albert the Great, one of the best scientists of the Middle Ages

Cologne, where St Albert established his reputation

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St Albert the Great (November 15) recognised no division between science and theology

The priest whose preaching turned Piacenza upside down

A statue of St Andrew Avellino in Milan

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St Andrew Avellino (November 10) adopted an ecclesiastical tonsure as a young man to escape the temptations from women

The brother who ‘watched the door’ for 46 years

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St Alphonsus Rodriguez (October 30) began his life in prosperity – but then his world fell to pieces

St Cuthbert of Canterbury, reformer of the English Church

Canterbury, where Cuthbert served as archbishop

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In the eighth century St Cuthbert (October 26) held a synod to improve the moral condition of the English Church

‘I am God’s grain, and I am to be ground by the teeth of wild beasts’

A detail of an icon of the martyrdom of St Ignatius

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St Ignatius of Antioch (October 17) bears remarkable witness to the power of the faith in the early Church

St Paulinus, the ‘awe-inspiring’ priest who helped convert an English king

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St Paulinus of York (October 10) was sent to England by Pope Gregory in 1601

The French ecclesiastic who met a barbaric end

Fécamp Abbey, where St Leger spent his final days

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St Leger (October 2) was fatally drawn into the power struggles of Merovingian France

‘We have heard that the English wish to be converted’

Canterbury, where Honorius died

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St Homorius (September 30), the fifth Archbishop of Canterbury, was a key figure in the establishment of Christianity in England

The saint who only slept three hours a night

St Alphonsus was born in the province of Toledo, above

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The Virgin Mary appeared in a dream and said just one word to Alphonsus de Orozco (1500-1591): “Write”