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A Biography

Of Pope
Gregory
By Francisco
Carrillo
Period 2
2007-08
Mr. Clark
The Birth Of
Pope
Gregory
 His Date of birth
uncertain
 His year of birth is
estimated around
540
 He was born in
Rome, Italy
 He was born in year
540 and died March
12, 604
Ancient
Rome
Gregory’s

early life
Gregory was born
into a rich Roman
family
 When the city of Rome
was being threatened
by the Lombard's he
was losing People, and
Money
 Gregory's father worked
for a roman church
Pope Gregory’s
early life
 Gregory’s great-great
grandfather was Pope
Felix
 His Father’s 3 Sisters
were nuns
 Gregory's mother is now a
saint
 Gregory was a leader in Rome,
Italy
Pope Gregory
as Monk
 He had been the Leader of
the city of Rome
 He decided he wanted to
be a monk and entered a
monastery
 Old Pope decided Gregory
should be a leader of the
Church
 Old Pope made him leave
the monastery to become
leader of church
Confrontation
With Eutychius
 Gregory gained
attention by starting
problems with
Patriarch Eutychius of
Constantinople

 The argument
brought the Emperor
of Constantinople as
a judge

 Eutychius' was
condemned to suffer and
to be burned in front of
the whole city of
Constantinople
Gregory as
Pope
 Gregory became Pope in
year 590

 He was selected Pope after


the Pope Pelagius II died

 One of the firsts things he


did as pope was to write a
bunch of letters refusing any
wishes to the throne of Peter
and approve the life of the
monks
Lombards
 Lombard's were a
people from Northern
Europe who stayed in
Danube and invaded
Byzantine Italy
 Gregory’s plan was to
stop the Lombard's
from invading Italy
without any violence
 Gregory negotiated
with peace and without
contacting Emperors
legate
Legacy
 Dionysius,
Damasus, and Leo
the great were
Gregory's
Ancestors
 Gregory advanced
the office of the
bishop of Rome
Acts done by
Gregory
Gregory moved
Pater Noster to
the Roman
canon.

The calendar of
Roman Catholic
Church was
revised and
approved in
1969
Gregory’s
Feast Day
 The calendar of Roman
Catholic Church
celebrates the
memorial of St.
Gregory The Great
 The Eastern Orthodox
Church and Eastern
Catholic Churches
continue to celebrate
Gregory on the traditional
date of March 12th
Pope Gregory’s
Writings
 On the Right hand he was an
determined administrator, a
skilled and smart diplomat, a
leader of a nice sophistication
 On the left Hand he appears in
his writings as a spooky and
over trusted monk, angry about
learning, badly limited as a
theologian, and really
committed to saints, and
miracles
Iconograph
y
 In art Gregory is
usually dressed as a
monk
 Orthodox icons usually
show Gregory dressed
as a bishop
 It’s known that he
allowed his description
with a square halo
 A dove is what
represents him
Generous
Gregory
Gregory was famous for
his charity works
He had a hospital built
next to his house He
also built a monastery
The Statue of St. Silvia,
is said to lie over the
tomb of Gregory's
mother
Cool facts about
Gregory The Great
 Only two popes, Leo
I and Gregory I, have
been given the title
of "the Great."
 Gregory introduced
new music styles
such as Gregorian
chant
 Gregory was the
first monk ever
elected as the new
The Gregorian

Chant
Father, you guide your people with
kindness and govern us with love. By the
prayers of Saint Gregory give the spirit of
wisdom to those you have called to lead
your Church. May the growth of your
people in holiness be the eternal joy of our
shepherds. We ask this through our Lord
Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and
reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one
God, for ever and ever. Amen.
Early Career
 Age of 30 he was
made chief officer of
Rome
 He became a superior
of a monastery
 He was representative
at Constantinople for
Pope Pelagius II
 He served as chief
adviser of Pelagius II
 He was elected pope
by the people
Papacy
 Gregory interfered when
necessary outside Italy;
example he attacked
Donatism in Africa and simony
in Gaul
 He refused to recognize
ecumenical as a title of the
patriarch of Constantinople
 took command and negotiated
a peace when it was
threatened to be attacked by
Lombard's
 he set a advance that enabled
the papacy to prevent the total
destruction of Rome
Timeline Of Pope
Gregory The
Great
573
Gregory 578 586 Gregory
returned to Rome
593
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wrote the
604
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Things Pope
Gregory is Known
For:
 Reforming the mass
 Finding monasteries
 Helping the sick and poor
 Being the influence in shaping the early
medieval papacy
 Being a doctor of a church
 Has been credited with originating
Gregorian Chant
Pope
Gregory
• It was through
Gregory that our
English nation was
brought from the
slavery of Satan to
the Faith of Christ
• He transformed our
World into a church of
Christ
About His
Abundant
Writings
His Abundant Writings
are practical and
spiritual

His “Liber Regulae


Pastoralis” sets the
standard of what a
bishop should be

His "Dialogues"
recounts the life of his
master
Some of his
occupation
sHe was a Monastic

He was a Pope
He was A Saint
He was a Theologian
Pope Gregory
With Saint
Magdalene
 Magdalene was a sinful
women
 Pope St. Gregory the
Great helped Mary
Magdalene
 When somebody looks at
the Magdalene's biblical
role as the one the risen,
Christ appears
Gregory And
Constantinople
 In 595 Gregory
received a request
from two priests cursed
at Constantinople
 He saw that “on every
page the author of
Constantinople was
designated as a
catholic
Gregory As Servant
of the servants of
Godsaid that “the See
 Gregory
of Constantinople is
subject to the Apostolic
See”
 Gregory also claimed that
that there was no bishop
who was not subject to the
See of Rome
 recognized the fact that
other churches had their
own accepted territories of
authority
Quote From Pope

Gregory
If we knew at what time we were to depart from
this world, we would be able to select a season
for pleasure and another for repentance. But God,
who has promised pardon to every repentant
sinner, has not promised us tomorrow. Therefore
we must always dread the final day, which we can
never foresee. This very day is a day of truce, a
day for conversion. And yet we refuse to cry over
the evil we have done! Not only do we not weep
for the sins we have committed, we even add to
them.... If we are, in fact, now occupied in good
deeds, we should not attribute the strength with
which we are doing them to ourselves. We must
not count on ourselves, because even if we know
what kind of person we are today, we do not
know what we will be tomorrow. Nobody must
rejoice in the security of their own good deeds. As
long as we are still experiencing the uncertainties
of this life, we do not know what end may
Quote From Pope

Gregory
The proof of love is in the works.
Where love exists, it works great
things. But when it ceases to act, it
ceases to exist.
Sources
 http://users.aol.com/butrousch/augustine/grego
ry.htm
 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Gregory_I
 http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/06780a.htm
 http://www.nndb.com/people/109/000094824/
 http://www.historyforkids.org/learn/religion/chris
tians/gregory.htm
 http://education.yahoo.com/reference/encyclop
edia/entry/Gregory1
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