Saint Leo of Rouen

Also known as

  • Leone

Memorial

Profile

Raised in a pious family. Bishop of Rouen, France. Evangelist in Navarre and the Basque regions. Martyred by Saracen pirates. Legend says that a spring of water sprang up where he died, and that his body carried his severed head back to the place of his last sermon before finally collapsing.

Born

Died

Canonized

Patronage

Representation

  • bishop holding his severed head in his hands

Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Leo of Rouen“. Saints.SQPN.com. 15 February 2014. Web. 22 September 2014. <>