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A painting depicts St Philip Neri levitating while celebrating Mass

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

A popular, early modern portrait of St Rita

The saint who loved roses

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

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

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

Pius V arranged the forming of the Holy League

Pope St Pius V (April 30) focused on restoring morality to Rome

A detail from The Mystic Marriage of St Catherine of Siena by Giovanni di Paolo

St Catherine of Siena (April 29) attracted a group of followers by taking care of the ill and the poor

A winged lion in a stained-glass window symbolises St Mark the Evangelist

St Mark the Evangelist (April 25) is traditionally thought to be the interpreter of the Apostle Peter

St Benedict Joseph Labre was rejected by the Trappists because they thought he was ‘too delicate’

St Benedict Joseph Labre (April 16) was the eldest of 15 children

A detail from the Murder of St Stanislaus by the Polish painter Jan Matejko

The saint who was accused of treason

St Stanislaus of Szczepanów (April 11) was one of the earliest native Polish bishops

St Vincent Ferrer, centre, is shown in a detail from a polyptych by Giovanni Bellini in Venice

St Vincent Ferrer (April 5) worked as Master of the Sacred Palace for Benedict XIII

St Margaret kneels in this portrait of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales by Daphne Pollen

St Margaret Clitherow (March 26) became a friend to persecuted Catholics in the north of England