Monk + Archbishop of Canterbury
19 May 988
Almighty God, who raised up Dunstan to be a true shepherd of the flock, a restorer of monastic life, and a faithful counselor to those in authority: give to all pastors the same gifts of your Holy Spirit that they may be true servants of Christ and all his people.
From the Satucket Lectionary
Dunstan was born near Glastonbury in the southwest of England about the year 909, ten years after the death of King Alfred. During the Viking invasions of the ninth century, monasteries had been favorite targets of the invaders, and by Dunstan’s time English monasticism had been wiped out. In its restoration in the tenth century, Dunstan played the leading role. He was born of an upper-class family, and sent to court, where he did not fit…
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