Leo Thaumaturgus, St.
LEO THAUMATURGUS, ST.
Bishop of Catania, Sicily, and miracle worker; b. probably at Ravenha, c. 703; d. c. 785. As bishop of Catania, he enjoyed universal respect. He was invited to Constantinople to the courts of Emperor Leo IV and of Emperor Constantine VI, who solicited his intercession.
Feast: Feb. 20.
Bibliography: Acta Sanctorum Feb. 3 (1865) 226–229. Synaxarium ecclesiae Constantinopolitanae. Propylaeum ad Acta sanctorum novembris 479. Bibliotheca hagiographica Graeca 3:981. h. g. geck, Kirche und theologische Literatur im byzantinischen Reich.
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