Saints of the month: October

'Church promotes veneration of saints whose example instructs Christian faithful and whose intercession sustains'

October is a month rich in saintly commemorations, with feast days for the likes of Saint Therese of Lisieux, Saint Francis of Assisi and Pope Saint John Paul II, among others.

Check out our list of some of the saints whose lives and examples of holiness are remembered with devotion over the coming four weeks:

1st: Saint Therese of the Child Jesus

2nd: Guardian Angels

3rd: St Thomas Cantelupe

4th: St Francis of Assisi (pictured)

5th: St Maria Faustina Kowalska

6th: St Bruno

7th: St Osith

8th: St Keyne

9th: St Louis Bertrand

10th: St Francis Borgia

11th: St Maria Soledad Torres Acosta

12th: Our Lady of the Pillar

13th: St Edward the Confessor

14th: St Callistus I

15th: St Teresa of Avila (pictured)

16th: St Gerard Majella

17th: St Ignatius of Antioch

18th: St Luke, evangelist

19th: The Martyrs of North America

20th: St Bertilla Boscardin

21st: St Hilarion

22nd: St John Paul II (pictured)

23rd: St John of Capistrano

24th: St Anthony Claret

25th: St Gaudentius

26th: St Cedd

27th: St Frumentius

28th: SS Simon and Jude, apostles

29th: St Theuderius

30th: St Wolfgang