Skip to main content

Popes Bio

St. Leo III - (795-816)

Catholic Encyclopedia

Date of birth unknown; died 816. He was elected on the very day his predecessor was buried (26 Dec., 795), and consecrated on the following day. It is quite possible that this haste may have been due to a desire on the part of the Romans to anticipate any interference of the Franks with their freedom of election. Leo was a Roman, the son of Atyuppius and Elizabeth. At the Read More


Newsletter Sign Up

Daily Readings

Reading 1, Numbers 21:4-9
They left Mount Hor by the road to the Sea of Suph, to skirt ... Read More

Psalm, Psalms 78:1-2, 34-35, 36-37, 38
[Psalm Of Asaph] My people, listen to my teaching, pay ... Read More

Gospel, John 3:13-17
No one has gone up to heaven except the one who came down from ... Read More

Reading 2, Philippians 2:6-11
Who, being in the form of God, did not count equality with God ... Read More

Saint of the Day

September 14 Saint of the Day

St. Notburga
September 14: Patroness of poor peasants and servants in the Tyrol. Born in ... Read More