Book of Saints – Mellitus

antique Italian holy card of Saint Mellitus of CanterburyArticle

(Saint) Bishop (April 24) (7th century) A Roman monk, one of the band of missionaries sent by Saint Gregory to aid Saint Augustine in the work he had begun some years before in Kent, and to further spread the Gospel among the Anglo-Saxons. Saint Augustine consecrated him Bishop of the East Saxons, with his See in London. Trouble with the Pagan Princes of Essex drove him into exile into France; but he soon forced his way back to his work, and on the death of Saint Laurence, succeeded him in the Archbishopric of Canterbury. He governed the nascent English Church with wonderful success, despite grave bodily infirmities. He passed away A.D. 624.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Mellitus”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 24 July 2015. Web. 4 December 2016. <>