St. Augustine of Canterbury
St. Augustine was sent to England by St. Gregory. Received by the English king, Ethelbert, at Canterbury, the capital of the kingdom, he built a monastery there and later established there his episcopal seat. The example of his life brought the king over to the true Faith and St. Augustine baptized over 10,000 English men on Christmas day.
Brethren, we had confidence in our God to speak unto you the Gospel of God in much carefulness. — Epistle, Thess.
The Imitation of Christ
The sufferings of this time are not worthy to be compared with the future glory which shall be revealed in us.
This is the apostle of England. He was sent there with 40 monks to convert the island. St. Gregory sent them, though he would have loved to go himself.
Thank God today for the gift of faith. Had not some missionaries brought the Faith to the ancestors of your parents you would not be a Catholic today. You can hardly imagine what it means not to have the true Faith.
Lord, Thou hast blessed us and filled us beyond all our meriting.