Today is the Feast Day of St Leo the Great.
He reigned as Pope between 440 and 461. He persuaded Emperor Valentinian to recognize the primacy of the Bishop of Rome in an edict in 445.
We read of his efforts during the upheaval of the fifth century barbarian invasion. St Leo encountered Attila the Hun, at the very gates of Rome, persuading him to turn back. When the Vandals occupied the city of Rome, St Leo persuaded the invaders to desist from pillaging the city and harming its inhabitants.
Given that my name is Leonie, can I (sort of) adopt this day as my name day?
In honour of this feast, Anthony made me some low fat chocolate muffins.
Thank you, Anthony!
I shared them all, don't worry..