Saint Peter of Canterbury

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Benedictine monk at Saint Andrew’s monastery in Rome, Italy. Chosen by Pope Gregory the Great to work with Saint Augustine of Canterbury and others as missionaries to England in 596. First abbot of the monastery of Saint Peter and Paul at Canterbury, England in 602. Died en route to Rome to report on the success of the mission.

Died

  • drowned c.607 at Ambleteu, near Boulogne, France
  • legend says that the locals buried him in unhallowed ground, but later re-interred the body when lights hovered over the grave each night

Canonized

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MLA Citation

  • “Saint Peter of Canterbury“. Saints.SQPN.com. 5 January 2014. Web. 23 October 2014. <>