Book of Saints – Theodore – 19 September

Saint Theodore of CanterburyArticle

(Saint) Bishop (September 19) (7th century) A learned and pious Greek of Tarsus in Cilicia, consecrated (A.D. 668) by Pope Saint Vitalian, Archbishop of Canterbury. There, he (aided by the Abbot Hadrian, who had accompanied him from Rome) founded a celebrated school of learning, not only ecclesiastical but secular. The Church in England flourished marvellously under his rule. He died A.D. 690, at the age of eighty-eight, and was buried in the monastery of Saints Peter and Paul (afterwards Saint Augustine’s Abbey), outside the walls of Canterbury. We have from the pen of Saint Theodore a famous Book of Canons or Penitential.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Theodore”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 20 September 2016. Web. 19 January 2019. <>