Saint Mellitus of Canterbury

antique Italian holy card of Saint Mellitus of CanterburyAlso known as

  • Mellitus of London

Memorial

Profile

Abbot of Saint Andrew’s Abbey on the Coelian Hill in Rome, Italy. Sent by Pope Saint Gregory the Great as a missionary to England in 601. Worked for three years in Kent. Bishop of London, England in 604. Exiled to France for refusing to give Communion to apostates. Recalled to serve as Archbishop of Canterbury, England in 619.

Died

Canonized

Patronage

Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Mellitus of Canterbury“. CatholicSaints.Info. 24 July 2015. Web. 30 August 2015. <>