St. Augustine of Canterbury

Pope Gregory the Great asked Augustine, a monk, to take thirty missionaries and evangelize England, a pagan country. When they reached England, they were afraid because they could not speak the language. Yet Augustine and his men worked hard to teach the natives to trust them: they learned English customs and the language, removed pagan idols without destroying the temples, and lived simple, sincere Christian lives.

Died ca. 604
May 27

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