Saturday, February 22, 2020

Saint Leonard of Noblac Feast Day – 6 November – Saint of the Day

The Memorial of Saint Leonard of Noblac

Saint Leonard of Noblac is the Patron Saint of

• Against burglaries
• Against robberies or robbers
• Barrel makers, coopers
• Blacksmiths
• Captives, prisoners
• Childbirth
• Coal miners
• Coppersmiths
• Farmers
• Greengrocers, grocers
• Horses
• Locksmiths
• Miners
• Porters
• P.O.W.’s; prisoners of war
• 33 cities

Saint Leonard of Noblac Feast Day, Date of Birth, Country of Birth, Profession, Place of Work, Date of Death, Place of Death, Beatification Date, Canonization Date, Matrimony/Holy Orders, Monks who became Saints

Today’s Readings – Year B

Saint Leonard of Noblac brief life History

Date of Birth Late 5 Century AD
Country of Birth France in Europe
Profession Abbot of Noblac
Place of Work Noblac, France
Date of Death 559 AD
Place of Death Noblac, France
Saint Leonard of Noblac Feast Day 6 November
Beatification By Pre-Congregation
Canonization By Pre-Congregation
Patron Saint of • Against burglaries
• Against robberies or robbers
• Barrel makers, coopers
• Blacksmiths
• Captives, prisoners
• Childbirth
• Coal miners
• Coppersmiths
• Farmers
• Greengrocers, grocers
• Horses
• Locksmiths
• Miners
• Porters
• P.O.W.’s; prisoners of war
• 33 cities

Saint Leonard of Noblac Feast Day Short life History

Saint Leonard of Noblac was also known as

• Leonard de Noblet
• Leonard of Limoges
• Leonard of Limousin
• Leonardo Nobiliacum
• Leonardo, Leonhard, Lienard, Linhart, Léonard

He was born to the Frankish nobility. Part of the court of the pagan King Clovis I.

The Queen suggested to Leonard, possibly as a joke, that he invoke the help of his God to repel an invading army. Leonard prayed, the tide of battle turned, and Clovis was victorious.

Archbishop Saint Remigius of Rheims used this miracle to convert the King, Leonard, and a thousand of followers to Christianity.

Leonard began a life of austerity, sanctification, and preaching. His desire to know God grew until he decided to enter the monastery at Orleans, France.

His brother, Saint Lifiard, followed his example and left the royal court, built a monastery at Meun, and lived there. Leonard desired further seclusion, and so withdrew into the forest of Limousin, converting many on the way, and living on herbs, wild fruits, and spring water. He built himself an oratory, leaving it only for journeys to churches. Others begged to live with him and learn from him, and so a monastery formed around his hermitage. Leonard had a great compassion for prisoners, obtaining release and converting many.

After his death, churches were dedicated to him in France, England, Belgium, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Bohemia, Poland and other countries. Pilgrims flocked to his tomb, and in one small town in Bavaria there are records of 4,000 favors granted through Saint Leonard’s intercession.

He died in 559 AD of natural causes

Today’s Saint Leonard of Noblac Feast Day Quote:

Saint Leonard of Noblac is usually depicted as an abbot holding chains, fetters or locks, or manacles.

Saint Leonard of Noblac Feast Day
Saint Leonard of Noblac Feast Day