Cloisters of Saint John Lateran, Rome. Source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/ern/50642555/

Monday, 28 May 2018

Saint Augustine Of Canterbury. Archbishop. Confessor. Feast Day 28 May.


Text from The Saint Andrew Daily Missal,
unless stated otherwise.

Saint Augustine Of Canterbury.
   Archbishop. Confessor. 
   Feast Day 28 May.

Double.

White Vestments.





The ruins of Saint Augustine's Abbey, with Canterbury Cathedral in the background.
Photo: 20 October 2012.
Source: Own work.
Author: Nessy-Pic.
(Wikimedia Commons)

The Cycle Celebrates today The Feast of another son of Saint Benedict, who, filled with The Holy Ghost, like The Apostles, was sent to Great Britain by Saint Gregory, in 596 A.D., with forty Monks of his Community, in order to convert to Christ the people of that Country (Collect).

Wherefore, the Gospel recalls the seventy-two Disciples whom Jesus sent to Preach The Kingdom of God, and the Epistle alludes to The Apostolate of Saint Paul, who was busy night and day Preaching the Gospel of God.

Received by King Ethelbert, at Canterbury, Kent, the Capital of his Kingdom, Augustine built a Monastery there and later on established there his Episcopal Seat (Introit). The example of his life, added to his Preaching and Miracles, brought the King over to The True Faith, and Saint Augustine Baptised over ten thousand Anglo-Saxons one Christmas Day. This "Apostle of England" died in the year 604 A.D.

Let us ask, through the intercession of Saint Augustine, to bring back erring hearts to the unity of Christian Truth (Collect).

Mass: Sacerdotes tui.

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