On Wednesday (March 12th) we celebrated the feast and birthday of Pope Gregory the Great, at the San Gregorio monastery on Monte Celio, the Celio Hill in Rome, the place from where in 595 Pope Gregory sent Augustine and a community of monks to England. This mission eventually led to the building of Canterbury Cathedral, now the mother church of the Anglican Communion. The monastery is still there, with the current community of Camaldolese Benedictines led by the Prior, Australian Father Peter Hughes, offering very warm hospitality to Anglicans who are pilgrims to the site to this day. This is also the place for visits of Archbishops of Canterbury to Rome who join the Pope there, to pray and witness to the desire that we may be one.
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