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Saint Leopold Mandic
Birth: May 12, 1866
Herceg Novi
Herceg Novi, Montenegro
Death: Jul. 30, 1942
Padua
Provincia di Padova
Veneto, Italy

Apostle of the Confession; Apostle of Unity. Twelfth child born to Peter and Caroline Mandic. Physically malformed and delicate of health, Bogdan early showed signs of great spiritual strength and integrity. At age 16, Bogdan left Dalmatia for Italy. There he became a student at the Capuchin Seraphic School at Udine, and an aspirant to the Capuchins. He applied himself to his studies, and entered the Capuchin Order as a novice on 20 April 1884 at Bassano del Grappa, taking the religious name Brother Leopold. After his Profession of Vows in May 1885, he began clerical studies at Padua and Venice. Ordained in Venice on 20 September 1890. Four foot five inches tall, and born physically weak, his health became worse as he grew older. He had a stammer, suffered abdominal pains, and was gradually deformed by chronic arthritis, making his frame stooped, his hands gnarled, and causing much pain. Spiritually, Leopold Mandic was a giant, full of Christian strength. His humility and faith in God's Goodness and Providence enabled him to recognise and accept his poor physical condition. This led to a greater realisation of his own lowliness in relation to God's mighty power - that without God he could do nothing. This strong faith was communicated to others when they came to Father Leopold for spiritual advice. He would exclaim: "Have faith! Everything will be alright. Faith, Faith!" Father Leopold gave tremendous encouragement to many people, especially those despairing of hope because of an enslavement to sin. He was truly an apostle; though he did not go to the mission territory, his long service in the Confessional proved to be his own distinct apostolate. For nearly forty years, twelve hours a day, he received, counselled, and absolved thousands of penitents, working as a herald of God's love and forgiveness. (bio courtesy of: Wikipedia) 
 
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Santuario di San Leopoldo Mandic
Padua
Provincia di Padova
Veneto, Italy
 
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Record added: Feb 27, 2008
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Saint Leopold Mandic
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Saint Leopold Mandic
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Saint Leopold Mandic
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- Neil B (John 3:16)
 Added: Mar. 30, 2014
Rest in Peace, blessed Leopold. See you in Heaven.
- Mary
 Added: Oct. 12, 2013
remembering you on this day after 71 years, may you rest in peace and happy feast day!
- MFPS
 Added: Jul. 30, 2013
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