English Speaking Saints And Martyrs

English Saints and Martyrs

Friday, May 27, 2016

27th May - Saint Augustine of Canterbury - Independent Catholic News

27th May - Saint Augustine of Canterbury - Independent Catholic News: Bishop and missionary. Known as the Apostle of the English, St Augustine was a Benedictine monk and Prior of St Andrew's in Rome when Pope Gregory the Great sent him with a band of 40 missionaries to evangelise England. They landed at Ebbsfleet near Ramsgate in 597. Augustine soon converted the local King Ethelbert whose wife Bertha, daughter of the King of Paris, was already Christian. Rather than ban pagan customs his

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