About St. Leo the Great
Feast Day: November 10
St. Leo the Great was a fifth century pope. He was dedicated to the service of the church. During his papacy, he worked for Church unity. He also refuted several heresies. These included the Pelagian error, which was a thinking that humans could perfect themselves without God’s grace, and Manichaeism, which denied the goodness of creation and the physical world. He wrote many sermons on the nature of Christ and affirmed that Jesus Christ was both human and divine, two natures in one person.
Pope St. Leo the Great is the patron saint of popes and confessors.
Our sharing in the Body and Blood of Christ has no other purpose than to transform us into that which we receive.
Peace is the first thing the angels sang. Peace is the mark of the children of God. Peace is the nurse of love. Peace is the mother of unity. Peace is the rest of the blessed souls. Peace is the dwelling place of eternity.
The faith of those who live their faith is a serene faith. What you long for will be given you; what you love will be yours for ever.
Learn more about his important contributions to early Christian theology.
Did You Know?
St. Leo is one of three popes named “the Great”. The other two are St. Gregory the Great and St. Nicholas the Great.