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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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