St. Paulinus of York was born circa 584 in Rome. He was a monk in Rome, and Pope Gregory the Great, a saint, sent him to be a missionary among the Anglo-Saxons in 601. He converted people in Kent for more than two decades before becoming bishop of York in 625. He converted many, including King Edwin (also a saint) in 627, while serving as the first missionary to evangelize in Northumbria. This saint also served as bishop of Rochester. He died Oct. 10, 644. St. Paulinus of York is patron saint of Rochester, England.