Saint Adrian of Canterbury-9 January 2017

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Saint Adrian of Canterbury

Saint of the Day for January 9

(d. January 9, 710)

Saint Adrian of Canterbury’s Story

Though Saint Adrian turned down a papal request to become Archbishop of Canterbury, England, Pope Saint Vitalian accepted the rejection on the condition that Adrian serve as the Holy Father’s assistant and adviser. Adrian accepted, but ended up spending most of his life and doing most of his work in Canterbury.

Born in Africa, Adrian was serving as an abbot in Italy when the new Archbishop of Canterbury appointed him abbot of the monastery of Saints Peter and Paul in Canterbury.

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