Today is the Feast Day of Leo's patron saint:
Pope Saint Leo the Great
|About Pope Saint Leo the Great|
I love the name Leo. I love that it is a family name and it is the name of such a great role model for us! It is also the name of 12 other great popes so Leo has a lot of patron saint prayers coming his way!
A few months ago, my mom went to visit some of our very good friends for dinner. The Roth family is very close to us and I actually lived with their daughter Angela for 3 years - Best.Roommate.Ever. Mrs. Roth gave my mom a gift for me (that's her in the peach - isn't she adorable?)
She and her husband saw saw a Pope Leo XIII collector plate and thought of Leo!!! How awesome is that?!?!
Leo calls it his special plate and takes extremely good care of it.
I think in honor of this special feast day, we might even hang it on the wall...even though I'm a little nervous it will suffer a tragic accident by way of a tantrum or a thrown ball...
But maybe having it up on our wall will remind us to pray more often to our patron saints!
And...uh...we need all the prayers we can get....