"Pope St. Leo the Great and Attila the Hun" (detail) by Raphael

“Pope St. Leo the Great and Attila the Hun” (detail) by Raphael

“But when he says: ‘Blessed are the poor in spirit,’ he shows that the kingdom of heaven is to be given to those who are distinguished by their humility of soul rather than by their lack of worldly goods.” (Pope Saint Leo the Great, from a sermon on the Beatitudes)

The Memorial of St. Leo the Great, Pope and Doctor of the Church ( – 461) is November 10.

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