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The saint who became a soldier at 15

A detail from St Martin and the Beggar (c 1597-99) by El Greco

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The shrine of St Martin of Tours (November 11) in western France became a stopping point on the road to Santiago de Compostela

The saint who boldly tore down pagan temples

A statue of St Willibrord at Echternach, in eastern Luxembourg, where the saint died

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St Willibrord (November 7) is known as the Apostle to the Frisians

The saint who received the Holy Spirit at Pentecost

A stained-glass window depicts St Jude, the much-loved patron of lost causes

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St Jude (October 28) is the patron saint of lost causes

The pope who guided the Church into the new millennium

Blessed John Paul II  (CNS)

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Blessed John Paul II (October 22) played a decisive role at the Second Vatican Council

The 17th century saint who converted North American tribesmen

A statue of St Jean de Brébeuf

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St Jean de Brébeuf and Fr Isaac Jogues (October 19) were beatified in 1925 and canonised in 1930

The saint who came to Britain as a Roman missionary

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St Paulinus (October 10) was the first Bishop of York

The saint who was known as The Little Flower

The saint’s relics are carried out of Westminster Cathedral in 2009 (Mazur/

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St Thérèse of Lisieux (October 1) was born into a pious family in Alençon in 1873

The twin physicians who healed the sick for free

A detail from an icon depicting the third-century physician twins

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Among their miraculous exploits, Kosmas and Damianos (September 26) grafted the leg from a recently dead Ethiopian on to another patient’s body

The Korean saints of undying spirit

A detail from a painting of the 103 Korean martyrs of the 19th century

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Ss Andrew Kim Taegon, Paul Chong Hasang and Companions (September 20) are being honoured by the Month of Martyrs in South Korea

The Jesuit priest who dedicated his life to helping slaves

A stained-glass window featuring St Peter Claver

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St Peter Claver (September 8) was known as ‘the key’ for his work unlocking the souls of slaves