Thursday, August 24, 2017

Saint Adrian of Canterbury

        Saint Adrian of Canterbury
Abbot +710

Saint Adrian of Canterbury, A Latin and Greek scholar, was a learned and saintly man from Africa. He was well versed in the Holy Scriptures and in the Fathers of the church.
     During his early years as a religious, he became the abbot of a monastery near Monte Cassino, Italy. Later Pope St. Vitalian, who believed in St. Adrians talents, was instrumental in making him the abbot of the monastery of Saints Peter and Paul at Canterbury. His talents and his commitment to Christianity were needed in the country whose people needed much instruction and inspiration. Being a learned man, especially in the Holy Scriptures, he was sought out by many who later became his followers. He also excelled in Greek and in Latin. The subjects he taught included poetry, astronomy, and calendar calculations. Under his administration, the monastic school attracted many students from all over and Saint Adrian had a far reaching influence. Saint Adrian died on January 9,710.

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