|Archbishop of Canterbury|
Baltonsborough, Somerset, England
|Died||May 19, 988 (aged c. 80)|
|Venerated in||Eastern Orthodox Church|
Roman Catholic Church
|Major shrine||Canterbury Cathedral (but also claimed by Glastonbury Abbey), both now destroyed|
|Attributes||gold cup; pincers; man holding a pair of smith's tongs; with a dove hovering near him; with a troop of angels before him|
|Patronage||armourers; blacksmiths; blind people; Charlottetown, Canada; gold workers; goldsmiths; jewellers; lighthouse keepers; locksmiths; musicians; silver workers; silversmiths; swordsmiths|
Dunstan (909–May 19, 988) was the Archbishop of Canterbury from 960 to 988. He was canonized (made a saint) in 1029. He became famous for the many stories told about his dealing with the Devil.
References[change | change source]
- ↑ Ὁ Ἅγιος Δουνστάνος Ἀρχιεπίσκοπος Καντουαρίας. 19 Μαΐου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ. (in Greek)
Other websites[change | change source]
- Early British Kingdoms: St. Dunstan
- Catholic Encyclopedia: St. Dunstan
- The True Legend of St. Dunstan and the Devil by Edward G. Flight, illustrated by George Cruikshank, published in 1871, and available from Project Gutenberg
- Early British Kingdoms: St. Dunstan enshrined at Glastonbury or Canterbury?