Book of Saints – Justus of Canterbury

[Saint Justus of Canterbury]Article

(Saint) Bishop (November 10) (7th century) A Roman monk, one of those sent by Saint Gregory the Great (A.D. 601) to reinforce the mission of Saint Augustine to the Anglo-Saxons. In 604 he was consecrated first Bishop of Rochester; and in 624 succeeded Saint Mellitus at Canterbury. He died A.D. 627, having begun, through Saint Paulinus, whom he consecrated first Archbishop of York, the Apostolate of Northumbria, later to be taken up by Saint Aidan. Pope Saint Boniface IV, his contemporary, in a letter still extant, speaks of him in terms of high praise.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Justus of Canterbury”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 3 December 2013. Web. 21 November 2017. <>