Gregory the Great Sept. 3 - Rosanne Pappas

This year I've decided to sketch many of The Great Holy Men and Women of the Church. Come along with me on this journey as we get to know our elder brothers and sisters in faith.

"And therefore we also having so great a cloud of witnesses over our head, laying aside every weight and sin which surrounds us, let us run by patience to the fight proposed to us," Heb 12:1 

Gregory the Great

Gregory the Great

September 3

[Gregorian Calendar]

March 12

[Julian Calendar]

Gregory the Great

Gregory the Great (Latin: Gregorivs Magnvs) (c. 540-March 12, 604), was an Italian nobleman, who reigned as the Pope of Rome from September 3, 590 until his death in 604. Gregory is well known for his writings which were more prolific than those of any of his predecessors in the Papacy. Throughout the Middle Ages he was known as the “Father of the Mass” because of his exceptional efforts in revising the Latin worship of his day. He was the First of the Popes to come from a monastic background. He is the patron of singers, students, and teachers.

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