Tuesday, November 10, 2009

He faced barbarians

There are many in the Church today, when they talk about Pope John Paul II with reverence they refer to him as "Pope John Paul the Great". We have been blessed to experience the years of his papacy and to have witnessed the great events of his papacy and the momentous wealth of his teachings.

The very first Pope to be called "great" was Pope Leo whose feast day we celebrate today. He guided the Church from 440-461. A learned, humble man, he stood against the hordes of barbarians who attacked Rome and was famous for confronting the notorious Attila the Hun.

It is so important to get to know the men and women of faith on whose shoulders we stand as Catholic Christians in the world today. We have our own horde of barbarians to face in this 21st century. Click on the following link to read a wonderful account of this holy man and let us ask him: St. Leo the Great, pray for us!

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