New Catholic Dictionary – Saint Adrian of Canterbury


Abbot, born Africa; died Canterbury, England; died 710. He was a Benedictine, Abbot of Nerida, near Naples, and went to England, 668, with Theodore, newly appointed archbishop of Canterbury, having himself refused the see. He became Abbot of Saint Austin’s, Canterbury, and assisted Theodore in harmonizing the practises of the Anglo-Saxon Church with those of Rome. Under him the School of Canterbury became the center of English learning. Feast, 9 January.

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Adrian of Canterbury”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 27 July 2012. Web. 16 January 2019. <>