Book of Saints – Leonard of Noblac

portrait of Saint Leonard of Noblac from the painting 'Saint Laurent between Saint Stephen and Saint Leonard' attributed to Raffaellino del Garbo, early 16th century; basilica of San Lorenzo, Florence, Italy; swiped from Wikimedia CommonsArticle

(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. 11 August 2018. Web. 16 February 2019. <>