Anselm, Abbot of Le Bec, Archbishop of Canterbury, Teacher of the Faith, 1109

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Saint Anselm, a Benedictine monk and brilliant scholar, was Archbishop of Canterbury from 1093-1114. His motto of ‘faith seeking understanding’ reminds us that the faith journey begins with an active love of God – and from this love a deeper knowledge of God follows. Anselm became a monk when he was 27 – when he first enquired about the possibility, aged 15, he was turned away.

The Archbishop of Canterbury is inviting Christians aged 20-35 from around the world to spend one year in a radical Jesus-centred community of prayer, study and serving local communities – all based at Lambeth Palace in London.

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