Nov 10

Saint Leo the Great, Pope

November 10th V century

There are memories of special holy days, and today (and tomorrow) are these days. In this case it is Pope Leo, born in Tuscany (Italy), became Pope in the year 440. He is remembered in history texts for moral and political prestige that demonstrated against the threat of the Huns of Attila (which he managed to stop over the Mincio bridge) and the Vandals (whose ferocity he mitigated in the looting of Rome of the 455). We have obtained 96 sermons and 173 letters from him. Leo was the first Pope who received the epithet of "the great" afterwords, not only for the literary qualities and the firmness with which maintained in life to the decadent Empire of the West, but by the doctrinal solidity he shows in his letters. He died on such day in the year 461.
Memory saint Leo I, Pope, doctor of the Church, who, born in Etruria, was first a diligent deacon in the metropolis and then elevated to the Chair of Peter, was rightly be called "the great", both by keep and feed his flock with an exquisite and prudent preaching the Orthodox doctrine about the incarnation of God, courageously affirmed by the legacies of the Missionizing Ecumenical of Chalcedon, until he rested in the Lord in Rome, where on this day took place his tomb in Saint Peter of the Vatican. Roman martyrology