Sunday, August 18, 2019

Saint Peter of Canterbury – Saint of the Day – January 6

St. Peter of Canterbury Biography

St. Peter of Canterbury Profile. Born: N/A in Italy, Europe. Worked in England. Died: 607 AD in Boulogne, France. Feast Day is celebrated on January 6.


The Memorial of St. Peter of Canterbury – Saint of the Day

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
Profession N/A
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’s Biography

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.

Saint Peter of Canterbury
St. Peter of Canterbury