English Speaking Saints And Martyrs

English Saints and Martyrs

Saturday, April 23, 2016

24 April 

Saint Mellitus - Independent Catholic News

24 April 

Saint Mellitus - Independent Catholic News: Bishop. Saint Mellitus was one of the second band of missionaries sent from Rome to England by Pope Gregory I. He took with him a letter advising Augustine not to destroy the temples of the Saxons, but only their idols. The temples he was told, should be turned into churches, and the pagan feasts adapted to Christian purposes. In 604 he was consecrated the first bishop of the East Saxons, with his see in London. He converted the King Sabert, but not his sons. When the king died they drove Mellitus out, after he refused their demand to give them the 'white bread' (the Eucharist).

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