St Leonard of Port Maurice
Our Patron Saint, St Leonard of Port Maurice was born on 20th December 1676. He joined the Franciscan Order and was ordained a priest in 1703. He became well known and loved through his missionary work in Italy and Corsica.
He had the gift of winning his way into the most indifferent of hearts. He was noted for his strong devotion to the Passion of Our Lord through the Stations of the Cross and his missions were centred around this devotion. He died on November 26th 1751 and was canonised more than a century later by Pope Pius IX.