Presbyters Uniwersytet Warszawski
ER 134
Leobardus, a recluse from Auvergne (Gaul) living in Tours (Gaul), is praying for all God-fearing ecclesiastics, ca 573/594. Account of Gregory of Tours, "Life of the Fathers", Tours (Gaul), ca 590.
Eratque ei... oratio assidua pro omnibus eclesiasticis Deum timentibus.
(ed. Krusch 1885: 292-293)
He [Leobardus] had... assiduous prayer for all God-fearing clerics.
(trans. James 1991: 128)


From Gregory's account we know that Leobardus came to Tours when, it seems, Gregory of Tours was already bishop, and then lived in a cell near the monastery of Marmoutier for 22 years, until his death. Thus, Leobardus must have died not so long before Gregory himself did, in 594.

Place of event:

  • Gaul
  • Tours

About the source:

Author: Gregory of Tours
Title: Life of the Fathers, Vita Patrum, Liber Vitae Patrum
Origin: Tours (Gaul)
Denomination: Catholic/Nicene/Chalcedonian
Gregory of Tours (bishop of Tours in Gaul in 573-594) started writing his Life of the Fathers some time before 587 and finished it around 592 or slightly later, as shown by the cross-references to his other works. It is a collection of twenty Gallic saints` lives of different lengths. They all are in some way connected to Gregory`s family or church interests, while also exemplifying different virtues leading to sanctity. Saints presented in the Life of the Fathers are all either ascetics or bishops.
More on the text: James 1991: ix-xxv.
B. Krusch ed., Gregorii Episcopi Turonensis Miracula et Opera Minora, Monumenta Germaniae Historica, Scriptores rerum Merovingicarum 1.2, Hannover 1885, 211-294.
Gregory of Tours, Life of the Fathers, trans. E. James, Liverpool 1991.


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