The Memorial of Saint Adrian of Canterbury
Saint Adrian of Canterbury is the Patron Saint of Libya
Saint Adrian of Canterbury Feast Day, Date of Birth, Country of Birth, Profession, Place of Work, Date of Death, Place of Death, Beatification Date, Canonization Date, Matrimony/Holy Orders, Monks who became Saints
Saint Adrian of Canterbury brief life History
|Date of Birth||635 AD|
|Country of Birth||Libya in Africa|
|Profession||Abbot of St Augustine’s Abbey in Canterbury|
|Place of Work||Canterbury, England|
|Date of Death||9 January 710|
|Place of Death||Canterbury, England|
|Feast Day||January 9|
|Patron Saint of||Libya|
Saint Adrian of Canterbury Short life History
Saint Adrian of Canterbury is also known as Adrien, Hadrian
In the mid 640’s, his family fled to Naples, Italy ahead of Arab invasion. He became a Benedictine monk when quite young. He became Abbot of Hiridanum, Isle of Nisida, Bay of Naples. He got Aquainted with Emperor Constans II, who later introduced him to Pope Saint Vitalian and therefore became Advisor to Vitalian.
Twice offered the Archbishopric of Canterbury, England; he declined, citing unworthiness. When Saint Theodore of Tarsus was sent instead, Adrian went as his assistant with special support to aid the monastic movement in the region. He was detained in France due to suspicions of espionage for the emperor. He arrived in England in 669. Became Abbot of Saint Peter’s, a monastery founded by Augustine of Canterbury.
Adrian and Theodore were highly successful missionaries in largely pagan England. In addition, Adrian was a great teacher of languages, mathematics, poetry, astronomy, and Bible study. Under his leadership, the School of Canterbury became the center of English learning. Worked to unify the customs of the English with the Church, and to promote Roman customs.
Today’s Saint Adrian of Canterbury Feast Day Quote:
Saint Adrian of Canterbury died on 9 January 710 of natural causes at Canterbury, England, and buried there. His tomb became a site of miracles. His body found in-corrupt in 1091