Book of Saints – Leo of Catania

detail of a painting of Saint Leo of Catania overcoming the magician of HeliodorusArticle

(Saint) Bishop (February 20) (8th century) A priest of Ravenna who, on account of his many merits, was appointed to be Bishop of Catania in Sicily. He was a Prelate of great learning, and his reputation as a man of God was so widespread that the Byzantine Emperor (probably Constantine Copronymus) invited him to his Court and besought his prayers. By the miracles he worked he acquired the surname of “Thaumaturgus” (Wonderworker). Be passed away some time before A.D. 787.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Leo of Catania”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 4 November 2014. Web. 24 September 2017. <>