Holy People of the Middle Ages By Devon Schweigert

He led a papal army to banish the Normans in 1053, and was captured by them and held captive.

Pope Leo IX was born Bruno, Graf von Egisheim und Dagsburg, on June 21, 1002, in Eguisheim, Alsace, Upper Lorraine (now Eguisheim, France)

He became pope on February 12, 1049, and assumed the name Leo IX

Dominic sensed the need for the Church to combat this heresy, and was commissioned to be part of the preaching crusade against it.

he was trained for the priesthood by a priest-uncle, studied the arts and theology, and became a canon of the cathedral at Osma.

St. Francis of Assisi abandoned a life of luxury for a life devoted to Christianity.

He spent nearly a year in prison—awaiting his father's payment.

Born in Italy circa 1181, St. Francis of Assisi was renowned for drinking and partying in his youth.

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