Pope St. Leo the Great

Daily Catholic Quote — Pope Saint Leo the Great

"Pope St. Leo the Great and Attila the Hun" (detail) by Raphael

“But when he says: ‘Blessed are the poor in spirit,’ he shows that the kingdom of heaven is to be given to those who are distinguished by their humility of soul rather than by their lack of worldly goods.” (Pope Saint Leo the Great, from a sermon on the Beatitudes) The Memorial of St. Leo the Great, Pope and Doctor […]

St. Leo the Great on the Transfiguration

Photography © by Andy Coan

Commenting on the Transfiguration of the Lord on Mt. Tabor, Leo contrasts the law, symbolized by Moses, with the grace of the gospel brought by Jesus Christ.  He notes how this glimpse of the glory of his divinity and risen humanity was given to Peter, James & John to prepare them for the shock and scandal of the cross. The Mass […]

Daily Quote — Pope St. Leo the Great

"Pope St. Leo the Great and Attila the Hun" (detail) by Raphael

“No one, however weak, is denied a share in the victory of the cross.  No one is beyond the help of the prayer of Christ.” (Pope St. Leo the Great) The Memorial of St. Leo the Great, Pope and Doctor of the Church ( – 461) is November 10. Please share this post on Facebook and other social media below: Print […]

Catholic Quote of the Day — from Pope St. Leo the Great

"Pope St. Leo the Great and Attila the Hun" (detail) by Raphael

“No one, however weak, is denied a share in the victory of the cross.  No one is beyond the help of the prayer of Christ.” (Pope St. Leo the Great) November 10 is the Memorial of St. Leo the Great, Pope and Doctor of the Church ( – 461). Print this entry

Catholic Quote of the Day — from Pope St. Leo the Great

"Pope St. Leo the Great and Attila the Hun" (detail) by Raphael

“No one, however weak, is denied a share in the victory of the cross.  No one is beyond the help of the prayer of Christ.” (Pope St. Leo the Great) November 10 is the Memorial of St. Leo the Great, Pope and Doctor of the Church ( – 461) Print this entry

The Old Testament Roots of Pentecost

Glorious Pentecost! Fifty days after the death and resurrection of our Lord we in the Body of Christ are sanctified by the descent of the Holy Spirit and the abundant gifts and blessings that attend this most holy event. From the 10th day after the ascension of our Lord forward, the Church has been a perpetual Pentecost beginning when the […]

Daily Catholic Quote from St. Leo the Great

"The Annunciation" (detail) by Caravaggio

“Not only our memory but somehow our eyes as well contemplate the conversation between the angel Gabriel and the wondering Mary; likewise the conception by the Holy Spirit is wonderful both in its promise and in the faith that received it.” (Pope St. Leo the Great) November 10 is the Memorial of St. Leo the Great, Pope and Doctor of […]

Daily Quote from Pope St. Leo the Great

“Let the full number of the nations now take their place in the family of the patriarchs. Let the children of the promise now receive the blessing in the seed of Abraham, the blessing renounced by the children of his flesh. In the persons of the Magi let all people adore the Creator of the universe; let God be known, […]

The Courageous Lion

Pope St. Leo the Great and Atilla the Hun

During the Jubilee Year of our Redemption in Rome during the year 2000, every time there was a morning event with Pope John Paul II in St. Peter’s Square, St. Peter’s Basilica would be closed until after the celebration. The only people who would be allowed into the basilica would be a handful of priests and religious who knew how […]