Holy People of the Middle ages by Payton Matthews

Leo IX was the Catholic Church's 151st pope
captured by them and held captive for nine months

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

he was trained for the priesthood by a priest-uncle
they denied the Incarnation and sacraments

Commissioned to be a part of the preaching crusade

He was renowned for drinking and partying in hs youth
He was captured and imprisoned for his randsom

he abandoned his life of luxury and became a devotee of the faith

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