"Leonard was a Frankish noble in the court of Clovis I. He was converted to Christianity along with the king, at Christmas 496. Leonard asked Clovis to grant him personally the right to liberate prisoners whom he would find worthy of it, at any time... Leonard secured the release of a number of prisoners, for whom he has become a patron saint... "According to legend, prisoners who invoked him from their cells saw their chains break before their eyes. Many came to him afterwards, bringing their heavy chains and irons to offer them in homage. A considerable number remained with him, and he often gave them part of his vast forest to clear and make ready for the labours of the fields, that they might have the means to live an honest life..." #romancalendar #Leonard_of_Limoges #minds

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