Saint for the Day - December 9 - St. Leocadia
St. Leocadia was a
native of Toledo, and was apprehended by an order of
Dacian, the cruel governor under Diocletian in 304.
Hearing of the martyrdom of St. Eulalia, she prayed
that God would not prolong her exile, but unite her
speedily with her holy friend in His glory. Her
prayer was heard, and she happily expired in prison.
Three famous churches in Toledo bear her name, and
she is honored as principal patroness of that city.
In one of those churches most of the councils of
Toledo were held.
Her relics were kept in that church with great
respect, till, in the incursions of the Moors, they
were conveyed to Oviedo, and some years afterward to
the abbey of St. Guislain, near Mons in Hainault.
They were finally carried back to Toledo with great
pomp, and placed in the great church there on the
26th of April, 1589.
Saint for the Day - St. Leocadia
Read about the Saint for today - December 9 and spare a thought for family or friends who might suffering from ill health or are experiencing times of trouble.
Were we not blinded by the world
and the enchantment of its
follies, the near prospect of
eternity, the uncertainty of the
hour of our death, and the
repeated precepts of Christ
would produce in us the same
fervent dispositions which they
did in the primitive Catholics.
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