Pope Saint Gregory the Great coloring page: September 3rd
Gregory was born to a wealthy family in Rome, Italy. His mother is now also saint. By the age of 34, Gregory was the Chief Magistrate of Rome. He built seven monasteries in his lifetime, including one that he founded in his own house. Gregory received the habit in this monastery, known as the Benedictine Monastery of St. Andrew. There was unanimous support for Gregory’s appointment to the papacy. Though he accepted the position, he often missed the simplicity and quiet of the monastery. Gregory spent his time in the papacy writing letters and books and renewing the missionary activity of the Church. He is the one responsible for sending St. Augustine on the successful mission to evangelize pagan England. Gregory remained pope from 590 until his death in 604. Today, he is the patron of teachers.
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