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St Jerome (September 30) had a penchant for sarcasm that created enemies

St Pio of Pietrelcina (September 23) decided to be a Capuchin friar at the age of 10

St Ninian (September 16)

St John Chrysostom (September 13)

St Bertin (September 5) became abbot of a flourishing monastery with some 150 monks under his rule

St Louis (August 25) was jovial in company but gave himself up to prayer and fasting in private

St Clare (August 11) founded the Order of Poor Ladies, now known as the Poor Clares

St John Cassian (July 23) fell out of favour in the 16th century

St Vladimir (July 15) was transformed from a promiscuous thug into an outstanding moral exemplar

St Veronica (July 12)