St. Gregory the Great: From Roman Prefect to Pontiff

with Fr. David Rider

Gregorian Chant is not the only reason St. Pope Gregory the Great earned that title; in fact, it is not for that reason at all.  Unravel the story of a man who went from worldly fame, to humble monastery life, to the privileged Bishop of Rome. Now homaged as Doctor of the Church and conferred the title of Great, St. Gregory considered himself no more than “Servus Servorum Dei” – Servant of the servants of God.

Further Resources:

  1. Book: Fr. Christopher Rengers, The 33 Doctors of the Church (Tan)
  2. Book: Eamon Duffy, Saints and Sinners: A History of the Popes (Yale University Press)
  3. Book: R.A. Markus, Gregory the Great and his World (Cambridge University Press)