Venerable Leonard Lessius

Venerable Leonard LessiusProfile

Earned his doctorate of philosophy at Louvain, Belgium at age 17. Joined the Society of Jesus in 1573. Studied theology in Rome, Italy. Professor of theology in Louvain for 15 years. Noted for his intelligence and his piety. Wrote several theological, apologetic and other related books and treatises.




  • Theses theologicæ (1586)
  • De justitia et jure

MLA Citation

  • “Venerable Leonard Lessius“. CatholicSaints.Info. 6 April 2017. Web. 23 July 2021. <>