Pope Gregory I
He was born to a patrician Roman family and pursued a secular political career which climaxed in the position of Urban Prefect before he entered a monastery. About fifteen years later he became pope.
Works of Gregory I:
- sermons (40 on the Gospels are recognized as authentic, 22 on Ezekiel, 2 on the song of Songs)
- Dialogues - on the life of Saint Benedict
- Commentary on Job, frequently known even in English-language histories by its Latin title, Moralia in Job.
- The Rule for Pastors
- Some 850 letters have survived from his Papal Register of letters. This collection serves as an invaluable primary source for these years.
Pope Pelagius II
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