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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

The saint who would interrupt Mass with a public confession of her wickedness

St Margaret of Cortona hired a woman to lead her around Montepulciano 
with a rope around her neck, crying out: ‘Look at Margaret, the sinner’

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St Margaret of Cortona (February 22) lived as a mistress to a nobleman for nine years

The hermit who informed an English king that he would soon die

Forde Abbey, near Chard, in Somerset, where the Abbot John wrote a memoir of St Wulfric

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St Wulfric’s (February 20) reputation for prophecy and miracles earned him visits from royalty

The former child slave who served as a Sister for 50 years

St Josephine was treated as a slave for years, but insisted: ‘My life is good’

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St Josephine Bakhita (February 8) said if she met her torturers she would kiss their hands for helping her to find Christ

The hermit who lived with snakes

A statue of St Verdiana in a convent in Montaione, Italy

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St Verdiana (February 1) gave away all her uncle’s beans to the poor

The persecutor of Christians whose life was changed by a vision

The Church celebrates the conversion of St Paul on January 25

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St Paul (January 25) made havoc for the Church until his journey to Damascus

The priest who turned a dilapidated old pub into a seminary amid persecution from Bismarck

St Arnold Janssen refused ever to worry about money  (Photo: CNS)

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St Arnold Janssen (January 15) has inspired thousands of missionaries

The lady so ascetic she never took a bath unless she was dangerously ill

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St Paula (January 5), a woman of high birth, indulged in every luxury until she became a widow at 32

The holy monk whose dead body radiated white light

St Charbel Makhlouf

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St Charbel Makhlouf (December 24) lived a life of holiness in obscurity

The widow who was cautioned by a saint for being too generous

St Olympias clung to the feet of St John Chrysostom in their last meeting before his banishment

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St Olympias (December 17), a widow with an immense fortune, became a devoted disciple of St John Chrysostom