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Saint of the Day: November 13th - St Leander of Seville

Butler'sLivesoftheSaints A.D. 596. Saint Leander was of an illustrious family, and born at Carthagena in Spain. He had two brothers, Saint Fulgentius, bishop of Ecija and Carthagena, and Saint …More
Butler'sLivesoftheSaints A.D. 596.
Saint Leander was of an illustrious family, and born at Carthagena in Spain. He had two brothers, Saint Fulgentius, bishop of Ecija and Carthagena, and Saint Isidore, our saint’s successor in the see of Seville. He had also one sister, Florentia by name, who had consecrated herself to God in the state of virginity. He set them an example of that piety which they faithfully imitated. He entered into a monastery very young, where he lived many years, and attained to an eminent degree of virtue and sacred learning. These qualities occasioned his being promoted to the see of Seville: but his change of condition made little or no alteration in his method of life, though it brought on him a great increase of care and solicitude for the salvation of those whom God had put under his care, as well as for the necessities of the whole church, that of Spain in particular. This kingdom was then possessed by the Visigoths, or Western-Goths; who, while Theodoric …More