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The saint who educated thousands

The mortal remains of St Sophie Barat in the Church of St Francis Xavier in Paris

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St Sophie Barat (May 25) ran the Society of the Sacred Heart for 62 years

The saint who was Pope for 161 days

Pietro: his Benedictines would become Celestines

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St Celestine (May 19) abdicated the chair of St Peter in 1294

The 14-year-old beheaded for his faith whose name lives on in north London

A tiled image of St Pancras

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St Pancras (May 12)

The saint who inspired an active Christianity

St Antony of the Caves and St Theodosius of Kiev

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St Theodosius of Kiev (May 3) demanded a warm and charitable devotion

The servant-saint who was held up as an example by her masters

The body of St Zita lies in the Basilica of San Frediano in Lucca, Italy

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The body of St Zita (Aprl 27) is paraded through the streets of Lucca every year

St George: the soldier-saint of which little is known for sure

A detail from a modern icon depicting St George

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St George (April 23) is patron saint not only of England, but also Russia, Palestine, Greece and Catalonia

The saint who grew up in poverty and saw the Virgin Mary

St Bernadette grew up uneducated, undernourished and asthmatic

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St Bernadette (April 16) lived a humble life of deep Catholic devotion

The saint who showed a revolutionary fervour for educating the poor

Relics of St Jean-Baptiste de La Salle in the chapel of the Generalate of his order in Rome

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Jean-Baptiste de la Salle (April 7) was the founder of the Institute for the Brothers of the Christian Schools

The saint who wrote The Ladder of Divine Ascent

A detail from an icon depicting the Ladder of St John Climacus

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St John of Climacus (March 20) was responsible for one of the most important devotional texts of the Middle Ages

The bishop who converted East Anglia

East Anglia

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St Felix (March 8) reaped a ‘rich harvest of believers’, according to Bede