st Dominic: was born august 8 1170
st. Dominic: 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. Dominic: Born in old Castile, Spain, he was trained for the priesthood by a priest-uncle, studied the arts and theology, and became a canon of the cathedral at Osma, where there was an attempt to revive the apostolic common life described in the Acts of the Apostles.
st. Francis: 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.
st. Francis:Born in Italy circa 1181, St. Francis of Assisi was renowned for drinking and partying in his youth
st. Francis: Born circa 1181, in Assisi, duchy of Spoleto, Italy, St. Francis of Assisi, though revered today, began his life as a confirmed sinner.
pope Leo:Pope Leo IX was born Bruno, Graf von Egisheim und Dagsburg, on June 21, 1002, in Egisheim, Alsace, Upper Lorraine (now Eguisheim, France), to an aristocratic family.
pope Leo:He became pope on February 12, 1049, and assumed the name Leo IX.
pope Leo :He aimed to eliminate what he believed were the Church's evils: clerical marriage, simony and lay investiture.