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According to unreliable sources, he was a Frank courtier who was
converted by St. Remigius, refused the offer of a See from his godfather, King Clovis I, and became
a monk at Micy. He lived as a hermit at Limoges and was rewarded by the king with all the land he
could ride around on a donkey in a day for his prayers, which were believed to have brought the
Queen through a difficult delivery safely. He founded Noblac monastery on the land so granted him,
and it grew into the town of Saint-Leonard. He remained there evangelizing the surrounding area
until his death. He is invoked by women in labor and by prisoners of war because of the legend that
Clovis promised to release every captive Leonard visited. His feast day is November 6.
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