Posted by: anna | July 27, 2011

St Deusdedit

Today (14 July) in the calendar of early British saints we commemorate St. Deusdedit (Adeodatus), 6th archbishop of Canterbury (664). From Baring Gould:
S. ADEODATUS, ABP. OF CANTERBURY. (a.d. 664.) [Utrecht, German, Anglican, Benedictine Martyrologies. But Wilson on June 30th. Authorities: — Mention by Bede and Matthew of Westminster. Also a Life by Capgrave.]
S. Adeodatus, or Deusdedit, was elected archbishop of Dover or Canterbury, in 655, and was consecrated by Ithamar, bishop of Rochester. His name in Saxon was Frithom. Next to nothing was known of his acts. He died on July 15th, 664, and was buried in the monastery of SS. Peter and Paul at Canterbury.

Holy Father Deusdedit, pray to God for us.

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