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Saint of the Week: St. Augustine of Canterbury - May 27

Thetrueenlightenment (? – May 26, 605) In the year 596, some 40 monks set out from Rome to evangelize the Anglo-Saxons in England. Leading the group was Augustine, the prior of their monastery. …More
Thetrueenlightenment (? – May 26, 605) In the year 596, some 40 monks set out from Rome to evangelize the Anglo-Saxons in England. Leading the group was Augustine, the prior of their monastery. Hardly had he and his men reached Gaul when they heard stories of the ferocity of the Anglo-Saxons and of the treacherous waters of the English Channel. Augustine returned to Rome and to Gregory the Great—the pope who had sent them—only to be assured by him that their fears were groundless.
Augustine set out again. This time the group crossed the English Channel and landed in the territory of Kent, ruled by King Ethelbert, a pagan married to a Christian, Bertha. Ethelbert received them kindly, set up a residence for them in Canterbury and within the year, on Pentecost Sunday 597, was himself baptized. After being consecrated a bishop in France, Augustine returned to Canterbury, where he founded his see. He constructed a church and monastery near where the present cathedral, begun in 1070, …More
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catholicsaints.info/blessed-dionysius-of-semur/
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catholicsaints.info/saint-evangelius-of-alexandria/
catholicsaints.info/saint-frederick-of-liege/
catholicsaints.info/blessed-gausberto-of-montsalvy/
catholicsaints.info/saint-gonzaga-gonza/
catholicsaints.info/blessed-james-of-nocera/
catholicsaints.info/blessed-john-hogg/
catholicsaints.info/saint-julius-the-veteran/ and Companions
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catholicsaints.info/blessed-matthias-of-nagasaki/

catholicsaints.info/saint-melangell/
catholicsaints.info/saint-ranulf-of-arras/
catholicsaints.info/saint-restituta-of-sora/ and Companions
catholicsaints.info/blessed-richard-hill/
catholicsaints.info/blessed-richard-holiday/
catholicsaints.info/saint-secundus-of-troia/

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