Gregory I


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Greg·o·ry I

 (grĕg′ə-rē), Saint Known as "Gregory the Great." 540?-604.
Pope (590-604) who increased papal authority, enforced rules of life for the clergy, and sponsored many important missionary expeditions, notably that of Saint Augustine to Britain (596).
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Gregory I

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(Biography) Saint, known as Gregory the Great. ?540–604 ad, pope (590–604), who greatly influenced the medieval Church. He strengthened papal authority by centralizing administration, tightened discipline, and revised the liturgy. He appointed Saint Augustine missionary to England. Feast day: March 12 or Sept 3
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Noun1.Gregory I - (Roman Catholic Church) an Italian pope distinguished for his spiritual and temporal leadership; a saint and Doctor of the Church (540?-604)
Church of Rome, Roman Catholic Church, Roman Church, Western Church, Roman Catholic - the Christian Church based in the Vatican and presided over by a pope and an episcopal hierarchy
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Of the scores of popes from the first millennium, Gregory I [ca.
Picknett wrote that Pope Gregory I has confused the three women in the Bible- Mary Magdalene, Mary of Bethany (Lazarus' sister) and the unnamed sinner who anoints Jesus in Luke's Gospel-to be one and the same person.
Pope Gregory I, also known as Gregory the Great, had a profound