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  Saint Augustine of Canterbury
Augustine so far compromised with the waverers that he agreed to return in person to Pope Gregory and lay before him plainly the difficulties which they might be compelled to encounter.
Augustine was named abbot of the missionaries (Bede, H. E.,I, xxiii) and was furnished with fresh letters in which the pope made kindly acknowledgment of the aid thus far offered by Protasius, Bishop of Aix-en-Provence, by Stephen, Abbot of Lérins, and by a wealthy lay official of patrician rank called Arigius [Greg., Epp., VI (indic.
With regard to the delicate question of jurisdiction Augustine is informed that he is to exercise no authority over the churches of Gaul; but that "all the bishops of Britain are entrusted to him, to the end that the unlearned may be instructed, the wavering strengthened by persuasion and the perverse corrected with authority".
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 Saints of May 27
Saint Augustine was a Roman, the prior of Saint Andrew's monastery on the Coelian Hill in Rome.
Augustine went to France to be consecrated bishop of the English by Saint Virgilius, metropolitan of Arles, and upon his return to England was so successful in making converts that he sent to Rome for more assistance.
Augustine's patience became well known, as is illustrated by an episode that occurred in Dorsetshire, when a town of seafaring people attached fishtales to the backs of the Italians' robes.
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 Augustine of Canterbury - Article from FactBug.org - the fast Wikipedia mirror site   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Augustine of Canterbury (birth unknown, died May 26, 604 (traditional) or 605 (Thorn)) was the first Archbishop of Canterbury, sent to Ethelbert of Kent, Bretwalda of England by Pope Gregory the Great in 597.
In 596, Augustine was praepositus (prior) of the monastery of Saint Andrew, founded by Pope Gregory I, and was sent by Gregory at the head of forty monks to preach to the Anglo-Saxons.
Augustine consecrated Mellitus Bishop of London and Justus Bishop of Rochester.
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 christdesert: ST. AUGUSTINE OF CANTERBURY   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Augustine then journeyed to Arles to be invested with the pallium as bishop of the English by St. Virgilius.
But Augustine thought otherwise, electing instead to remain in Canterbury, a city which he felt to be not only the most culturally sophisticated but also the most important for the Church, since it happened to be the capital of the only Christian Anglo-Saxon kingdom.
Augustine was buried in the Abbey Church of SS.
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 Augustine of Canterbury: d. 604/605
Saint Augustine of Canterbury was the one of the most important missionaries sent to the Germanic tribes after the collapse of the Roman Empire in the West.
Augustine was sent to Kent with letters of introduction from Gregory and about forty monks, who would help him evangelize and serve as a body guard.
Augustine was to travel to Canterbury, which was the headquarters of the Saxon king Ethelbert.
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 The Mission of St. Augustine of Canterbury to the English.
The Mission of St. Augustine of Canterbury to the English.
The Christianity in Britain before the Mission of St. Augustine of Canterbury.
The consecration of Augustine as Archbishop of Canterbury
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 Churches built by St. Augustine in Canterbury   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
In the year A.D. 598, when St. Augustine was already an archbishop; King Ethelbert gave an old Roman church which was probably in the the ground of his royal palace inside the city to Augustine to be his metropolitan See.
The church was not consecrated by St. Augustine but by dedicated in honour of St. Peter and St. Paul after the death of St. Augustine by his successor (Archbishop Laurence).
Augustine changed it to a proper monastic dwelling and appointed Peter, one of the companion as the first abbot of the monastery.
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 Archbishop of Canterbury - OrthodoxWiki
The Archbishop of Canterbury is the primate of the Church of England and the spiritual head of the Anglican Communion.
The current Archbishop of Canterbury is the Right Honorable and Most Reverend Rowan Williams, 104th successor to the Chair of St. Augustine of Canterbury.
Augustine and his fellow monks arrived in Kent in 597 and eventually a see city was set up in Canterbury, Augustine being the first Archbishop.
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 Britannia Biographies: St. Augustine, Archbishop of Canterbury
Augustine was chosen by Pope Gregory the Great as leader of the mission sent from Rome for the evangelization of the English.
Augustine was consecrated by Vergilius, Archbishop of Arles and became the first Archbishop of Canterbury.
The alienation between the British Church and the Italian missionaries might have been averted had Augustine recognised the consideration that was due to the Church which had existed in britain for three centuries, and had been more tolerant of the diversity between British and Roman usage.
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 Catholic Culture : Liturgical Year : May 27, 2006 : Augustine of Canterbury
Augustine was born in Rome and died in Canterbury, England, in 604.
The only defeat Augustine met with after he came to England was in his attempt to reconcile the Welsh Christians, to persuade them to adopt the Roman custom of reckoning the date of Easter, to correct certain minor irregularities of rite and to submit to his authority.
Augustine was neither the most heroic of missionaries, nor the most tactful, but he did a great work, and he was one of the very few men in Gaul or Italy who, at that time, was prepared to give up everything to preach the gospel in a far country.
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 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: St. Augustine of Canterbury
Nothing is known of his youth except that he was probably a Roman of the better class, and that early in life he become a monk in the famous monastery of St. Andrew erected by St.
The pope was obliged to complain of the lack of episcopal zeal among Aethelberht Christian neighbours.
(Epp., VIII, xxx; XI, xxviii; ibid., lxvi; Bede, H. E., I, xxxi, xxxii.) Augustine's message to Gregory was carried by Lawrence the Presbyter, afterwards Archbishop of Canterbury, and Peter one of the original colony of missionary monks.
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 Augustine of Canterbury - OrthodoxWiki
In 596, Augustine had been prior of the monastery of Saint Andrew, founded by Pope Gregory I, and was sent by Gregory at the head of forty monks to preach to the Anglo-Saxons.
He was accompanied by Laurence of Canterbury, the second archbishop, and other Benedictine monks, and they landed on the Island of Thanet in the spring of 597.
Augustine reconsecrated and rebuilt an old church at Canterbury as his cathedral and founded a monastery in connection with it.
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 Amy Steedman: Saint Augustine of Canterbury
Augustine had been commanded by Gregory to return to France and there be consecrated Archbishop; and so the first Archbishop of Canterbury began his work as a prince of the Church and a careful shepherd of his little flock.
Augustine, the Archbishop, would never consent to stay safely at home, but was always the first to undertake fresh journeys and risk new dangers.
So Augustine went back to his work alone, and it is to him and his little band of faithful monks that England owes her great debt of gratitude.
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 St. Augustine of Canterbury
Augustine, first archbishop of Canterbury, occupied a position of authority in the monastery of St. Andrew at Rome, when Pope Gregory I summoned him to lead a mission to England in AD 596.
The apprehensions of Augustine's followers caused him to return to Rome, but the pope furnished him with letters of commendation and encouraged him to proceed.
In 601 Augustine received the pallium from Gregory and was given authority over the Celtic churches in Britain, as well as all future bishops consecrated in English territory, including York.
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 St. Augustine of Canterbury School
Augustine of Canterbury Catholic School, founded as a parish school in 1956, assists parents in fulfilling their responsibility to provide a Catholic education for their children.
Augustine School is committed to "saving the world, one child at a time," by instilling in each student the desire to learn, to enhance their knowledge of themselves, their world, and their role in it.
Augustine of Canterbury Catholic School is uniquely located in a quiet, safe, residential neighborhood.
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 St. Augustine's Abbey- A Virtual Tour
Augustine of Hippo), leader of the group, and in 596 C.E. they left for the wild and barbaric land of the heathen Anglo-Saxons.
Augustine sent word of their arrival to Ethelbert, who received them under and oak tree and gave them permission to preach to his people.
Augustine baptized Ethelbert on Pentecost in 597 C.E., and was consecrated bishop of the English in Gaul by the metropolitan of Arles, St. Virgilius.
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 St. Augustine of Canterbury - Saint of the Day - American Catholic
Augustine returned to Rome and to the pope who had sent them—St. Gregory the Great—only to be assured by him that their fears were groundless.
Augustine again set out and this time the group crossed the English Channel and landed in the territory of Kent, ruled by King Ethelbert, a pagan married to a Christian.
Augustine of Canterbury comes across today as a very human saint, one who could suffer like many of us from a failure of nerve.
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 Saint Augustine of Canterbury
Augustine, greatly heartened by the success of his mission, now sent two of his monks to Rome to report to the Pope, and to ask for more helpers.
Augustine's last years were spent in spreading and consolidating the faith in Ethelbert's realm, which comprised large sections of eastern England south of Northumbria.
The Apostolic See is accustomed to prescribe rules to bishops newly ordained, that all revenues that accrue should be divided into four portions: one for the bishop and his household for purposes of hospitality and entertainment, another for the clergy, a third for the poor, and a fourth for the upkeep of churches.
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 Augustine, Saint, of Canterbury
Augustine is the first ecclesiastical author the whole course of whose development can be clearly traced, as well as the first in whose case we are able to determine the exact period covered by his career, to the very day.
Augustine's pride was touched; that the unlearned should take the kingdom of heaven by violence, while he with all his learning, was still held captive by the flesh, seemed unworthy of him.
Augustine was strongly opposed to the pro ject, though possibly neither he nor Valerius knew that it might be held to be a violation of the eighth canon of Nicaea, which forbade in its last clause "two bishops in one city" (Hefele, Conciliengeschichte, i, 407 sqq., Eng.
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 Literary Encyclopedia: Augustine of Canterbury
Augustine was the first archbishop of Canterbury, having been sent to Anglo-Saxon England as the leader of a group of missionaries by Pope Gregory I (Gregory the Great).
Augustine, presumably an Italian, is known to have studied under Felix, bishop of Messana, and to have been a monk at the monastery of St Andrew on the Caelian Hill at Rome, where he became prior.
Augustine was given a place of residence at Canterbury and his mission soon prospered.
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 St. Augustine of Canterbury - Catholic Online
Augustine and his monks were to bring these Christians back into the fold and convince the warlike conquerors to become Christians themselves.
He sent Augustine and the monks on their way again fortified with his belief that now was the time for evangelization.
Augustine had to be very careful because, although the English had embraced the new religion they still respected the old.
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 About Saint Augustine's
Augustine of Canterbury Episcopal Church is a growing, medium sized church serving the "southern crescent" of the Atlanta metropolitan area.
Augustine’s is active in community outreach activities and offers financial assistance to 11 different organizations.
Augustine’s is the only Episcopal Church in Clayton County and anticipates continued growth and opportunity for worship and service as an Anglican parish.
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 Key Kent Sites: St Augustine's Abbey
The abbey of Saints Peter and Paul, which is situated outside the eastern walls of the City of Canterbury, is the oldest Anglo-Saxon abbey in England.
It was founded by St Augustine and King Aethelbert in about 598 and from its earliest years was intended as a burial place for the archbishops of Canterbury and the kings of Kent.
In 978 a new enlarged abbey church was re-dedicated by Archbishop Dunstan to 'Saints Peter and Paul and St Augustine of England'.
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 Augustine of Canterbury, Saint. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
A Roman monk, he was sent to England, as the head of some 40 monks, by Pope St. Gregory I. Arriving in 597, they were well received by King Æthelbert, who was converted by Augustine, thus making him the first Christian king in Anglo-Saxon England.
Æthelbert gave the monks land at Canterbury, and a church was built on the site of the present cathedral.
Augustine’s mission, introducing the more flexible and organized Roman usages, was resented by Celtic monks of the British isles, whose austerities were disparate and more severe and who kept a different date of Easter.
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 Angelus: St. Augustine of Canterbury and the Conversion of Britain   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
He appointed Augustine their abbot, interceded in their favor with the Catholic rulers and bishops of France, and advised them to engage Franks as interpreters.
In the spring of 597 Augustine and his forty crossed the English Channel in several flat-bottomed boats.
The king of Kent was Ethelbert, probably then in late middle age, recognized as the leader among the English kings since the death of Ceawlin of Wessex and Creoda of Mercia in 593.
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 KENT RESOURCES - St. Augustine of Canterbury   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The 43p stamp, Augustine is shown baptising King Ethelbert, the King of Kent and the first English king to be converted to Christianity.
Augustine was sent to England by Pope Gregory, 1400 years ago, in 597 to convert the savage tribes in the savage land of the Angles.
Fortunately, Augustine already had an ally, Queen Bertha, the wife of Ethelbert, the King, who was already a christian and used to worship at the Church of St.
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