Holy people of the middle ages

Even after his death, Leo IX's military and papal actions triggered the final split between the Eastern and Western Churches, known as the Great Schism of 1054.

Leo IX was the Catholic Church's 151st pope.

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 saw immediately why the preaching was not succeeding:
he was trained for the priesthood by a priest-uncle,
If he hadn’t taken a trip with his bishop, Dominic would probably have remained within the structure of contemplative life; after the trip, he spent the rest of his life being a contemplative in active apostolic work
St. Francis of Assisi abandoned a life of luxury for a life devoted to Christianity after reportedly hearing the voice of God, who commanded him to rebuild the Christian church and live in poverty.He is the patron saint of animals and the environment Later in life, Francis reportedly received a vision that left him with the stigmata of Christ—marks resembling the wounds Jesus Christ suffered when he was crucified—making Francis the first person to receive such holy wounds.

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