Hail Dunstan, star and shining adornment of bishops, true light of the English nation and leader preceding it on its path to God.
You are the greatest hope of your people, and also an innermost sweetness, breathing the honey-sweet fragrance of life-giving balms.
In you, Father, we trust, we to whom nothing is more pleasing than you are. To you we stretch out our hands, to you we pour out our prayers.
Dunstan, Archbishop of Canterbury, celebrated for his work in restoring monastic life & reforming the English Church, died #OnThisDay in 988 AD. His saints’ cult was the most popular in England until Thomas Becket (d.1170). Portrait of Dunstan, 16thC, from Lambeth Palace. #otd pic.twitter.com/NqN6CxwLyp
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