|Saint Austin Travels to England
Saint Austin traveled to England as head of a holy order of monks who went with him. There were forty monks all together. They arrived in Anjou but were driven from the town by the women residents. Saint Austin and his monks tried to rest in the woods outside of town but another cruel woman drove them from that spot.
Miracle of Saint Austin
As Saint Austin picked up his staff to leave the site, his staff flew from his hands and landed three furlongs away from him, impaled in the earth. When Saint Austin pulled his staff from the ground, a spring of fresh water began to flow. He and his monks drank from the miraculous spring. Saint Austin and his monks rested there for the evening and all around them glowed a bright light from Heaven.
When Saint Austin and his monks arose in the morning, Saint Austin wrote these words in the earth, “Here had Austin, the servant of the servants of God, hospitality, whom Saint Gregory the pope hath sent to convert England.”