Book of Saints – Leonard of Noblac

[Saint Leonard of Noblac]Article

(Saint) (November 6) (6th century) A nobleman of the Court of King Clovis, like that monarch, converted to Christianity by Saint Bemigius of Reims. Counselled thereto by that Saint, Saint Leonard retired into the monastery of Micy near Orleans, and later into a hermit’s cell, in a neighbouring forest, at a place now called Noblac. He was eminent for austerity of life and for the charitable help he never refused to those in trouble, more especially to poor prisoners. He gradually gathered disciples around him. He died a happy death about A.D. 559, and his memory was throughout the Middle Ages venerated everywhere in Western Europe. In England, as elsewhere, many churches were dedicated in his honour.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Leonard of Noblac”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 5 November 2014. Web. 20 August 2017. <>