Book of Saints – Leonard of Port Maurice

detail of a stained glass window of Saint Leonard of Port Maurice; date and artist unknown; Temple Hospital, Acámbaro, Estado de Guanajuato, México; photographed on 22 September 2012 by Enrique López-Tamayo Biosca; swiped from Wikimedia CommonsArticle

(Saint) (November 26) (18th century) Born A.D. 1677 at Porto Maurizio, on the Gulf of Genoa, he was brought to Rome when ten years old and there, when old enough, became a Franciscan Friar of the Strictest Observance in the Convent of Saint Bonaventure. He was marvelously successful as a missionary, and preached in every part of Italy. He reconciled numberless sinners to God. He propagated everywhere devotion to Our Lord’s Passion, and in particular the prayer of the Way of the Cross. A holy death (26 November 1751) crowned his life of utter self-sacrifice. He died in his convent in Home, and was canonised rather more than a century later by Pope Pius IX.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Leonard of Port Maurice”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 11 August 2018. Web. 19 January 2019. <>