Book of Saints – Lea

Saint Lea of RomeArticle

(Saint) Widow (March 22) (4th century) A rich Roman lady who, after the death of her husband, mortified her flesh by the wearing of sackcloth and by the passing of entire nights in prayer. In her humility she made herself the menial servant of every one in her household. She died A.D. 384. Saint Jerome, her contemporary, makes an edifying comparison between her holy end and that of the Consul Praetextatus, a heathen, who died at the same hour.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Lea”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 4 November 2014. Web. 17 December 2017. <>