St Gregory the Great Statue
Pope and Doctor of the Church
Made of pewter, comes in deluxe gift box with laminated prayer card.
Gregory was born to a patrician and thoroughly Christian Roman family that owned latifundia in the south and a domus on the Caelian Hill, the foundations of which support the Church of St. Gregory. He pursued a secular political career, which probably climaxed in the position of Prefect of Rome, the highest civil honor, before he entered a Benedictine monastery that he had founded. From about 579 he was a representative of Pelagius in Constantinople, where he remained six years, making the acquaintance of Leander of Seville, the brother of Isidore of Seville.
In Constantinople, Gregory gained attention by starting a controversy with Patriarch Eutychius of Constantinople, who had published a treatise on the corporeality of the imminent general resurrection, in which bodies would be incorporeal, to whi