Pope Gregory, also known as Gregory the Great, was the first Pope to come from a monastic background. He is also a Doctor of the Church and one of our Latin Fathers.
This good man lived such a saintly life that he was canonized immediately after his death, by popular approbation.
Imagine, he was considered a saint even by some Lutheran Churches!
We are not sure on what day he was born, but it's estimated to be around the year 540. He was the bishop of Rome until his death, which occurred in the year 604. But throughout the Middle Ages was he known as “the Father of Christian Worship”.
Works attributed to this bishop:
Our dear Gregory was also known for his efforts to relieve the poor at Rome. He gave alms generously and convinced the wealthy families of Rome to follow his example. He took care that the Deacon of each parish got an office from which all poor were able to apply for assistance at any time.
In his letters, he often emphasized how important it was to him to respect property rights.
The feast day of Gregory is September 3rd, the day of his Episcopal consecration in the year 590.