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 St. 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
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Birth and Death Dates: 556-604
Celebration or Feast Day: May 27th
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Article last updated on April 07, 2019 by the Godchecker data dwarves.
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