Leo I of Cava
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|Saint Leo I of Cava|
The Virgin appears to Saint Leo from Lucca
Cava de' Tirreni
|Venerated in||Roman Catholic Church|
|Canonized||cultus confirmed in 1893 by Leo XIII|
Leo I of Cava (Italian: San Leone I Abate; ? –1079) was an Italian abbot and saint. He is remembered as the second abbot of the Abbey of La Trinità della Cava, located at Cava de' Tirreni and is revered as a saint by the Catholic Church.
The first four abbots of Cava were officially recognized as saints on December 21, 1893, by Pope Leo XIII. The first four abbots are Alferius; Leo I (1050–79); Peter of Pappacarbone (1079–1122); and Constabilis (1122 - 1124).
- Hugone abbate Venusino, Vitae quatuor priorum abbatum cavensium Alferii, Leonis, Petri et Costabilis edizioni Leone Mattei Cerasoli, in Rerum italicarum scriptores – Bologna 1941
- Simeone Leone, Dalla fondazione del cenobio al secolo XVI, in La badia di Cava, edizioni Di Mauro – Cava de’ Tirreni, 1985
- Massimo Buchicchio, Cronotassi degli Abati della Santissima Trinità de La Cava. Cava de' Tirreni, 2010
- Joseph Ratzinger, Santi. Gli autentici apologeti della Chiesa, Lindau Edizioni, Torino 2007 ISBN 978-88-7180-706-5
- (in Italian) San Leone I Abate
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