Today is the feast of one of the greatest theologians of the European Church.
St Gregory the Great was a monk, a pope, a liturgioligist, a politician. But above all, he was a pastor. It's very evident in his sermons. But is most evident in his "Pastoral Rule." For nearly 1000 years, this was the standard in pastoral theology and, in fact, was ordered by Charlemagne to be given to every bishop at his ordination. Yet now, it is a tome that is simply ignored by too many seminaries, pastoral theologians and pastors.
Here is brief biography of this saint. And here you will find prayers the church prays commemorating this great pastor.