Saint for the Day - November 6 - St. Leonard
Leonard, one of the
chief personages of the court of Clovis, and for
whom this monarch had stood as sponsor in baptism,
was so moved by the discourse and example of St.
Remigius that he relinquished the world in order to
lead a more perfect life. The Bishop of Rheims
having trained Leonard to virtue, he became the
apostle of such of the Franks as still remained
pagans; but fearing that he might be summoned to the
court by his reputation for sanctity, he withdrew
secretly to the monastery of Micy, near Orleans, and
afterwards to the solitude of Noblac near Limoges.
His charity not allowing him to remain inactive
while there was so much good to be done, he
undertook the work of comforting prisoners, making
them understand that the captivity of sin was more
terrible than any mere bodily constraint. He won
over a great many of these unfortunate persons,
which gained for him many disciples, in whose behalf
he founded a new monastery. St. Leonard died about
the year 550.
Saint for the Day - St. Leonard
Read about the Saint for today - November 6 and spare a thought for family or friends who might suffering from ill health or are experiencing times of trouble.
"The wicked shall be taken with
his own iniquities, and shall be
held by the cords of his own
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