Holy People of the Middle Ages By: Skyler Dickerson

Leo IX was the Catholic Church's 151st pope and He was declared a saint by the Church

Leo IX aimed to eliminate what he believed were the Church's evils: clerical marriage

St. Dominic was trained for the priesthood by a priest-uncle, studied the arts and theology

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

St. Francis of Assisi was captured and imprisoned for ransom. He spent nearly a year in prison

according to legend,St. Francis of Assisi began receiving visions from God. After his release from prison


Created with images by moedermens - "Saint Leo IX" • Rennett Stowe - "St Dominic" • david_shane - ""St. Dominic"" • Provenance Online Project - "Woodcut of St. Dominic" • Randy OHC - "St. Francis of Assisi (full view)" • jimcintosh - "St. Francis of Assisi" • sammydavisdog - "statue of st francis of assisi"

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