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Feastday: January 6
Death: 607

Benedictine abbot. Peter was originally a monk in the monastery of St. Andrew's, Rome, and was chosen by Pope St. Gregory I the Great to embark with St. Augustine of Canterbury and other monks on the missionary enterprise to England in 596. Peter became the first abbot of the monastery of Sts. Peter and Paul at Canterbury in 602. He died by drowning at Ambleteu, near Boulogne while on a mission to France.


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