Book of Saints – Honorius of Canterbury


(Saint) Bishop (September 30) (7th century) A Roman monk of the monastery founded by Saint Gregory the Great, and one of the missionaries sent to England with Saint Augustine. In 630 (some say 627) he succeeded Saint Justus in the See of Canterbury, and was consecrated thereto by Saint Paulinus, Archbishop of York. He received the pallium with many privileges for the Church of Canterbury from Pope Honorius. He is described as “a man of most holy life, well-versed in all Ecclesiastical sciences.” He passed away A.D. 653.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Honorius of Canterbury”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 3 September 2013. Web. 26 September 2020. <>