Holy People of the Middle Ages By: saletha herrell

Leo IX

He served from February 12, 1049, until his death on April 19, 1054. He was the Catholics churches fifteenth pope. He was declared a saint by the Church, and his feast day is April 19. He led a papal army to banish the Normans in 1053, and was captured by them and held captive for nine months. He died shortly after he returned to Rome, on April 19, 1054.

St. Dominic

Dominic sensed the need for the Church to combat this heresy, and was commissioned to be part of the preaching crusade against it. He saw immediately why the preaching was not succeeding: the ordinary people admired and followed the ascetical heroes of the Albigense. He continued this work for 10 years, being successful with the ordinary people but not with the leaders.

St. Francis

St. Francis of Assisi abandoned a life of luxury for a life devoted to Christianity after reportedly hearing the voice of God. God commanded him to rebuild the Christian church and live in poverty. During his life he also developed a deep love of nature and animals and is known as the patron saint of the environment and animals.

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