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Fécamp Abbey, where St Leger spent his final days

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

Canterbury, where Honorius died

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

St Alphonsus was born in the province of Toledo, above

The saint who only slept three hours a night

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

Civitavecchia, where St Cornelius was imprisoned

St Cornelius, pope from 251 to 253, was martyred by Emperor Gallus

Modern-day St Omer

St Omer, September 9, patron of the blind

A town named after St Omer, in the Pas-de-Calais, played a crucial role in educating English Catholics

St Edmund’s remains were displayed on Lancaster Castle

St Edmund Arrowsmith (August 28) was hanged, drawn and quartered and his head set upon a pike

A portrait of St John Kemble

St John Kemble (August 22), a much-loved Catholic priest whose execution was horribly botched

St Stephen of Hungary (August 16) was humble, and worked for the poor – yet did not always turn the other cheek

St Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (August 9)

Edith Stein, Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, was killed in Auschwitz

The Benedictine monk who unified Britain’s monasteries

Aethelwold (c 904-984) was a great scholar and a ruthless propagator of monasticism in Britain