St. Gregory was born in 540 in Rome. His father was a senator and his mother is a saint, St. Celia. Gregory studied philosophy and while still young, became governor of Rome. When his father died, Gregory turned his large house into a monastery and for several years he lived as a good and holy monk. Pope Pelagius made him one of the seven deacons of Rome and upon his death, he chose Gregory to take his place.

For fourteen years, St. Gregory was one of the greatest popes the Church has ever had. He wrote many books and was a wonderful preacher. He cared for people all over the world. In fact, he considered himself the servant of all. He was the first pope to use the title "servant of the servants of God." All the popes since have used this title.

St. Gregory took special, loving care of poor people and strangers and fed them daily. He was also very sensitive to the injustices people suffered. The last years of his holy pope’s life were filled with great sufferings, yet he continued working for his beloved Church until the very end. St. Gregory died on March 12, 604.

St Gregory Feast Day September 3

Our Patron Saint

St. Gregory was born in 540 in Rome. His father was a senator and his mother is a saint, St. Celia. Gregory studied philosophy and while still young, became governor of Rome. When his father died, Gregory turned his large house into a monastery and for several years he lived as a good and holy monk. Pope Pelagius made him one of the seven deacons of Rome and upon his death, he chose Gregory to take his place.

For fourteen years, St. Gregory was one of the greatest popes the Church has ever had. He wrote many books and was a wonderful preacher. He cared for people all over the world. In fact, he considered himself the servant of all. He was the first pope to use the title "servant of the servants of God." All the popes since have used this title.

St. Gregory took special, loving care of poor people and strangers and fed them daily. He was also very sensitive to the injustices people suffered. The last years of his holy pope’s life were filled with great sufferings, yet he continued working for his beloved Church until the very end. St. Gregory died on March 12, 604.

St Gregory Feast Day September 3