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Saint Of The Week

The saint who unmarried women pray to

St Anne holds grapes in the St Anne Altarpiece by Quentin Massys in Brussels

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A church was built in St Anne’s (July 26) honour in Jerusalem

The saint with an unusual family life

St Camillus, patron saint of the sick, depicted with Christ

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St Camillus de Lellis (July 14) was prone to aggression and gambling as a young man

The saint who preached until death

St John professed his vows in Pontoise, a commune in the northwestern suburbs of Paris

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Saint John Jones of Wales (July 12) was tried for high treason and sentenced to be hanged, drawn and quartered.

The saint who distributed small gifts

Elizabeth of Aragon, painted by Francisco de Zurbarán

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St Elizabeth of Portugal (July 4) is buried in a magnificent Gothic sarcophagus in the Convent of Santa Clara in Coimbra

The saint who inspired a lace goods fair

St. Etheldreda’s Church in Holborn

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The relics of St Etheldreda (June 23) are kept in the church named after her in Ely

The saint who is venerated as the first English martyr

A 13th-century manuscript at Trinity College Library, Dublin, shows the executioner’s eyes falling out as he kills the saint

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St Alban (June 22) is venerated by Anglicans, Catholics and Orthodox Christians

The saint who chopped down a sacred oak

An image from the Fulda Sacramentary depicts the martyrdom of St Boniface

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St Boniface (June 5) was named after a fourth-century martyr from Tarsus in Syria

The saint who began the society that became the Oratory

A painting depicts St Philip Neri levitating while celebrating Mass

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St Philip Neri (May 25) was beatified in 1615 and canonised just seven years later

The saint who loved roses

A popular, early modern portrait of St Rita

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St Rita (May 22), along with St Jude, is known as the patron saint of impossible cases

The saint whose name was given to a famous railway station

Diocletian was initially impressed by St Pancras’s determination but then ordered his death

Saint of the week

St Pancras of Rome (May 12) is invoked against cramps, false witness, headaches and perjury,