Holy People of the Middle Ages Addie Taylor

Leo IX

Leo IX was the 151st Pope of the Catholic Church and was announced a saint by the Holy Church.

During his time as Pope, Leo IX sought to destroy what he believed to be the evils of the church: clerical marriage, lay investiture, and simony.

Leo IX earned the nickname “The Pilgrim Pope” for his many travels around Europe, where he began to hold church councils.

Saint Dominic

Saint Dominic was born in Castile, Spain, and was trained to be a priest by a priest-uncle.

Saint Dominic is known best for taking a trip to France with his bishop, where he encountered a tribe that he believed to need God.

Saint Dominic and a few of his fellow preachers, began to preach the word of God to these people in hipes that they would convert to Christianity.

St. Francis of Assisi

St. Francis of Assisi was born into a wealthy family in Assisi, Italy, where he was brought up to be a businessman.

When he was 19, Francis was taken into battle against Perugia. He was captured and held prisoner for a year until his father paid the ransom.

Francis began to receive visions from God over the following years, in which he was told to save the church. So Francis gave up his wealthy life for one f poverty.


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