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St AUGUSTINE-OF-CANTERBURY

Christian Saint

The first Archbishop sent by Rome as an apostle to convert the British Isles.

He was halfway there before someone told him what the Celts were like — and he fled back to Rome in terror.

Urged by the Pope to continue, it was tough going until he had the breakthrough of converting King ETHELBERT-OF-KENT. That added ten thousand souls to the Church at a stroke.

He has a Holy Well at Cerne Abbas in Dorset (the same locality as the famously rude hillside giant). Naturally it came into being when he struck the ground with his staff.

For reasons that escape us, his Feast Day is somewhat variable. Some say it’s May 27th, others May 28th. But in England and Wales it’s the 26th.

St AUGUSTINE-OF-CANTERBURY FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : AUGUSTINE-OF-CANTERBURY
Location : Worldwide Christianity
Gender : Male
Type : saint
In charge of :
Celebration or Feast Day : May 27th
Birth and Death Dates : 556-604
Good/Evil Rating : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
Popularity index : 30

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Article last updated on 12 February 2009 by the Godchecker Team.

Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

Cite this article:

Saunders, Chas, and Peter J. Allen, eds. "AUGUSTINE-OF-CANTERBURY: Saint from Christian mythology." Godchecker. Godchecker/CID, 12 Feb. 2009. Web. 23 July 2014.

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