Sunday, November 16, 2008

Feast of St Alfrick, Archbishop of Canterbury

Clearly, a hero and a saint but sadly forgotten now, even in his own land.

Archbishop of Canterbury who faced the Norse invasion of England. Alfrick was a monk in the Benedictine Abbey of Abingdon, England, noted for his holiness. He was appointed the bishop of Wilton, England, in 990, worked in the area, and was known for his charity. In 995 he became the archbishop of Canterbury and faced the devastating results of one of the invasions of England.

See especially page 91 following
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