Saint Leo of Cava

Also known as

  • Leo I



Benedictine monk at the monastery of the Holy Trinity in La Cava de Tirreni at Salerno, Italy. Spiritual student of Saint Alferius who chose him as the second abbot of Cava in 1050; he served for 29 years. Known for his care and charity to the poor, often going off into the woods to collect firewood for them. Received the support and protection of the house and local people from Duke Gisulf II of Salerno, and praise from Pope Gregory VII.




Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Leo of Cava“. CatholicSaints.Info. 12 July 2018. Web. 10 May 2021. <>