St. Augustine of Canterbury

St Augustine of CanterburySt. Augustine of Canterbury,also called St. Austin, is known as one of the most humane saints. He made mistakes throughout his ventures and failed in peacemaking attempts from time to time. Pope Gregory also warned him on more than one occasion that he was not doing as told.

Perseverance is the word that best describes St. Augustine of Canterbury because he was able to overcome a number of obstacles. Gradual advances amid struggle is what he can teach everyone. He is the Patron Saint of England and while he was told to destroy pagan sites and rituals, he instead used them to help convert people to Christianity, using those same pagan sites and symbols to become Christian ones.

In Christmas 597, he reportedly baptized thousands of subjects and dispatched monks to Rome to speak of what he did. Augustine was the founder of Christ Church, Canterbury, which is why he is now referred to as St. Augustine of Canterbury.

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