The Memorial of Saint Leander of Seville
Saint Leander of Seville Date of Birth, Country of Birth, Profession, Place of Work, Date of Death, Place of Death, Feast Day, Beatification Date, Canonization DateMatrimony/Holy OrdersBishops who became Saints
Saint Leander of Seville brief life History
|Date of Birth||534 AD|
|Country of Birth||Spain in Europe|
|Profession||Bishop and Confessor|
|Place of Work||Spain|
|Date of Death||13 March 600|
|Place of Death||Seville, Spain|
|Feast Day||13 March|
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Saint Leander of Seville Short life History
Saint Leander of Seville is also known as Leandro
He was son of Severianus and Theodora, known for their piety. He was elder brother of Saint Isidore of Seville, Saint Fulgentius of Ecija, and Saint Florentina of Cartagena. He was Monk at Seville, Spain and Bishop of Seville.
He converted Saint Hermengild and Prince Reccared, sons of the Arian Visigoth king Leovigild, who then exiled Leander to Constantinople from 579 to 582. There he became close friends with the papal legate who later became Pope Saint Gregory the Great; he recommended that Gregory write his famous commentary (Moralia) on the Book of Job.
When Reccared ascended the throne, Leander was allowed to return to Seville. He worked against Arianism, and presided over the Third Council of Toledo in 589. He revised and unified the Spanish liturgy, and his boundless energy and steady faith led the Visigoths back to orthodox Christianity. Leander wrote an influential Rule for nuns. He introduced the Nicene Creed to Mass in the west. Honored as a Doctor of the Faith by the Church in Spain.
Today’s Catholic Quote:
Saint Leander of Seville was born on 534 AD at Cartagena, Spain He died in 600 AD at Seville, Spain of natural causes.