Saint Leo the Great


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Icon nb 71

Size : 20 x 25 cm.

Lime board

Gilded halo. Egg tempera.


Saint Leo I the Great, Pope of Rome (440-461), received a fine and diverse education, which opened for him the possibility of an excellent worldly career. He yearned for the spiritual life, however, and so he chose the path of becoming an archdeacon under holy Pope Sixtus III (432-440), after whose death St Leo was chosen as Bishop of Rome in September 440. >>read more...

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