Saint Elphege - Archbishop of Canterbury, Martyr (954-1012).
Saint Elphege was born in the year 954, of a noble Saxon family. He became a monk in the monastery of Deerhurst in England, and afterwards lived as a hermit near Bath, where he founded a community under the rule of Saint Benedict and became its first abbot. At thirty years of age he was chosen Bishop of Winchester, and twenty-two years later became Archbishop of Canterbury.
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