Tuesday, November 10, 2015

For All the Saints: Leo the Great

Today is the feast day of Pope Leo I. He was born about 400, became pope in 440, and died November 10, 461. He strengthen the office of the Bishop of Rome and wrote theological works that became foundational for the Council of Chalcedon, which elucidated the hypostatic unction of Christ's two natures. He actually met the famous Attila the Hun and persuaded him not to invade Italy! Here is a site that praises important aspects of St. Leo's papacy:

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