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Thursday, July 3, 2014

Saint Leo II

Ordinary Time: July 3rd

The pontificate of this great Pope was very brief, but very fruitful, since in the ten months of his reign he accomplished good works, which have caused his name to be blessed by all succeeding generations. Born in the seventh century in Sicily, he had been a Canon Regular, that is, an ecclesiastical dignitary, who resided in his bishop's palace, was charged with recitation of the Office in the cathedral, and was relied upon to serve as the auxiliary of the Ordinary. Saint Leo was a devout student of Holy Scripture and was well versed in the Greek as well as the Latin language. (...)

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