Saint Gregory the Great joyfully entered religious life around the year 575. When he was elected pope, Gregory was hesitant, but followed God's will. As pope, Gregory strengthened core elements of the Faith like liturgy and doctrine, while prioritizing works of charity. He ransomed prisoners, protected Jews, sent preachers to England, and cared for plague victims. For his many profound writings, Gregory is a Doctor of the Church.
Feast Day: September 3
Patronage: England, Musicians, Students, Teachers