New Catholic Dictionary – Saint 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

Confessor, missionary and ascetic writer, born Porto Maurizio, Italy, 1676; died Rome, Italy, 1751. A pupil of the Jesuits, he entered the Riformella, a branch of the Franciscans, 1697, and spent his life giving missions in Tuscany, Central and Southern Italy, and Corsica, which were crowned with wonderful success. He advocated in particular, the devotion of the Way of the Cross, and erected the celebrated stations in the Colosseum. His writings are numerous, consisting of sermons, letters, ascetic treatises, and books of devotion. Represented with the Blessed Virgin. Canonized, 1867. Feast, 26 November.

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Leonard of Port Maurice”. People of the Faith. CatholicSaints.Info. 26 November 2010. Web. 17 July 2019. <>