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St Clare, drawn by Simone Martini in 1320, from a fresco in the Lower Basilica of St Francis in Assisi

St Clare (August 11) was one of the ‘Poor Ladies’

Argentine Catholics carry images of St Cajetan, patron of the unemployed and job seekers (CNS)

St Cajetan (August 7) received a doctorate in civil and canon law by the age of 24

The tomb of St Peter Julian Eymard. His body remains incorrupt

St Peter Julian Eymard (August 2) entered the novitiate of Oblates of Mary Immaculate, despite his father’s opposition

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

The saint who unmarried women pray to

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

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

The saint with an unusual family life

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

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

The saint who preached until death

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

Elizabeth of Aragon, painted by Francisco de Zurbarán

The saint who distributed small gifts

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

St. Etheldreda’s Church in Holborn

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

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

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

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

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