St. Peter of Canterbury Biography
St. Peter of Canterbury Biography, Feast Day, Date of Birth, Country of Birth, Profession, Place of Work, Date of Death, Place of Death, Beatification Date, Canonization Date
|Date of Birth||N/A|
|Country of Birth||Italy of Europe|
|Matrimony/Holy Orders||Saints who were Not Married|
|Place of Work||England|
|Date of Death||607 AD|
|Place of Death||Boulogne, France|
|Feast Day||January 6|
|Beatification||Beatified by N/A|
|Canonization||Canonized by Pope Benedict XV on 1915 (cultus confirmed)|
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Saint Peter of Canterbury was Benedictine monk in Rome until, in 596, he was sent by Pope Gregory the Great with Saint Augustine of Canterbury to England. In 602, he became the first abbot in the Saint Peter and Paul at Canterbury.
He was drowned 607AD at Ambleteu, near Boulogne, France on route to Rome to report on the success of the mission. Legend says that the locals buried him in unhallowed ground, but later re-interred the body when lights hovered over the grave each night.