St. Alphege: Saint of the Day for Monday, April 19, 2021 (Mon, 19 Apr 2021)
Archbishop and "the First Martyr of Canterbury." He was born in 953 and became a monk in the Deerhurst Monastery in Gloucester, England, asking after a few years to become a hermit. He received
permission for this vocation and retired to a small hut near Somerset, England. In 984 Alphege assumed the role of abbot of the abbey of Bath, founded by St. Dunstan and by his own efforts. Many of
his disciples from Somerset joined him at Bath. In that same year, Alphege succeeded Ethelwold as bishop of ...
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