St. Gregory was born into a wealthy Roman family in 540 AD. He became a monk in 473 and devoted his life to prayer, contemplation and service. In 590 he became pope and was known for his great charity to the poor, his sense of justice, his protection of Jewish rights and his political diplomacy. He is the patron of teachers, students, and musicians.
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