The image below shows St Gregory and St Augustine – the Pope sending the monk to evangelise the English. We can be glad, and grateful, that it was a monk who first planted the seed of the Gospel in these lands. Augustine founded his monastery at Canterbury, and there established his episcopal see in the year 597.

May these saints pray for us, who follow in Augustine’s footsteps, that we will be faithful to the Gospel; and may God bless you this day.