Saint Theodore of Canterbury

Also known as

  • Theodore of Tarsus
  • Second Founder of Canterbury

Memorial

Profile

Educated in Tarsus, Cilicia (part of modern Turkey). Lived for a while in Athens, Greece. Monk in Rome, Italy. Friend of Saint Adrian of Canterbury who recommended that Pope Saint Vitalian choose Theodore as Archbishop of Canterbury, England in 666. He visited all of England, supporting or re-establishing the Church throughout the country. Theodore promoted education and evangelization, and held the first national Council of Hertford in 672. Worked with Saint Erconwald of London.

Born

Died

  • 690 of natural causes

Canonized

Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Theodore of Canterbury“. Saints.SQPN.com. 15 September 2014. Web. 24 October 2014. <>