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Pietro: his Benedictines would become Celestines

The saint who was Pope for 161 days

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

A tiled image of St Pancras
St Antony of the Caves and St Theodosius of Kiev

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

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

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

A detail from a modern icon depicting St George

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

St Bernadette grew up uneducated, undernourished and asthmatic

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

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

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

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

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

East Anglia

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

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’

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