An African Abbot living in Naples, he was sent with St. Theodore of Tarsus, the new Archbishop of Canterbury, to assist with teaching Christianity to the barbaric Brits.
He was such a good teacher that pagans converted like crazy. Plus he also taught astronomy, arithmetic and poetry, helping to establish Canterbury as the place of education and learning it still is today.
His tomb at Canterbury is, or was, a place of miraculous events. In 1091 an investigating committee took a peek inside and found his body in pristine condition. Death obviously agreed with him.
St. Adrian of Canterbury Facts and Figures
Name: Adrian of Canterbury
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Alternative names: Hadrian of Canterbury
Birth and Death Dates: 634-710
Celebration or Feast Day: January 9th
Role: Unknown at present
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Article last updated on April 07, 2019 by the Godchecker data dwarves.
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