Pope, Confessor and Doctor

It was Tuscan or Roman. The majesty of Leo the Great arrested the barbarian Attila, who withdrew from Italy and died the following year, 453. He fought the heretics; he vigorously upheld his pontifical authority and the discipline of the clergy. Profound theologian, majestic preacher in the papal style, he is one of the great Pontiffs who, with his sanctity of life, his sacred science and his excellent gifts of government have honored the Chair of St. Peter.

V/. St. Leo I
R/. Pray for us.