Feast day: 13 March
When did St. Leander of Seville live: 534- 600
Biography of St. Leander of Seville:
Leander was born in Cartagena in 534 as the son of Severianus and Theodora. First, he became a monk at Seville and then was consecrated bishop. Because he converted the Arian Visigothic King's sons, he was exiled to Constantinople where he met the future Pope Gregory the Great. After his return to Spain, he worked at propagating Christian orthodoxy. Leander converted many and had a great influence on the evangelization of the Visigoths and the Suevi. Leander died in 600 in Seville.
Patronage: St. Leander of Seville is pardon saint of Seville and against rheum
Statues and wooden sculptures from Val Gardena representing St. Leander of Seville - portrayal, imagery and emblem: St. Leander of Seville is shown as bishop with miter, crosier, book and pen.