Saint Lea

Saint Lea

St. Lea lived from approximately 350 to 384 AD, in the late 4th and early 5th centuries. She was born in Italy, in Rome. It's thought that her name originated from the Hebrew feminine name Leah, which means "weary," or from the Akkadian name, which means "ruler," or from the Chaldean name, which means "mistress." Everything we know about the female saint comes from her close friend, the learned monk Saint Jerome. Only a few details are known about St. Lea because she led a rather quiet life.

Following her husband's passing after their brief marriage, St. Lea entered the convent and contributed to the upkeep of the convent residence, which was overseen by Saint Mary, who would subsequently come to love her as many others did. Before rising to the position of superiority within the group years later, she was committed to working as a humble servant. No matter how much money she possessed, she was nonetheless renowned for her extraordinary penance, obedience, and humility. When St. Lea passed away in the year 384, St. Jerome wrote a lengthy letter to St. Marcella praising her for her virtues.

He had written there that St. Lea was blessed and that heaven was her certain destination after her extraordinary life on Earth. The depth of St. Lea's selflessness in serving others by providing them with necessities was something St. Jerome made sure to note. St. Jerome said that even though she was wealthy enough to live a very affluent life, she preferred to be hungry, to be dressed in rags, to not care how old her hair was getting, and to not care if she had anything to eat for herself because those around her required more care than she did.

Saint Lea is revered as the patron saint of mothers who have lost a child and widows. Her life and unwavering adherence to her faith serve as an example for people who have experienced tragedy and misfortune. The feast day of St. Lea is celebrated on March 22nd.

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