Friday, February 27, 2015

February 27: St. Leander of Seville

Saint Leander


Born in Spain, Leander was a monk who later became bishop of Seville. He taught the two princes of Seville about Jesus, and they became Christians, which made their dad – the king – so angry, he exiled Leander to Constantinople. While Leander lived there, he became close friends with the man who would become Pope St. Gregory the Great. 


Because Saint Leander was a holy man who loved Jesus very sincerely, he was very good at inspiring other people to a deep faith in the Lord. The fact that he and three of his siblings all became saints must mean they were good at inspiring each other. So today, think of a way you can inspire your brother or sister to love Jesus more than they already do. (Don’t forget to ask Saint Leander to pray that you’ll come up with a good idea.)

Saint Leander, pray for us!

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