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Topic: Saint of the week

The 20-year-old beheaded after being denounced by her fiancée

St Lucy (December 13), a martyr of the Diocletian persecution, was one of the most well-known saints in early modern England

The Jesuit priest who dedicated his life to helping slaves

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

The bishop who converted East Anglia

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 (February 22) lived as a mistress to a nobleman for nine years

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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 (December 24) lived a life of holiness in obscurity