October 2019: St Léonard-de-Noblat:
- First meeting of the Reading Committee, which was created within the framework of the management of the collection of documents on Saint Leonard
- Visit to St-Léonard de Noblat by Father Charles Sweeney, the chaplain to prisons in England, accompanied by Father Ian McDonald. Both are involved in the rehabilitation of prisoners after they finish their sentences.
6th November 2019: Festival of Saint Leonard throughout the world
The International Federation of Associations and Places dedicated to Saint Leonard was created in May 2017 at the initiative of twenty delegations from France and other parts of Europe who came to the city of Saint Leonard de Noblat on the occasion of the Ostensions in 2016 .
The Ostensions have taken place every seven years, over many centuries. The aim was to create a clearer frame-work to the existing informal relationships which had unified them up to that moment thus allowing other communities to be made aware of this relationship and to encourage them to join in the project.
There are three main aims:
Creating a link
Developing a network
Encourage an awareness of Saint Leonard by recounting his story and his influence in an international sense and his Intervention with regard to heritage and culture.
Welcome all those throughout the world who are dedicated to Saint Leonard, who share his values no matter in what form or status (associations, towns, parishes, confraternities...)
Create a real network between these groups which encourages the development of links, the organisation of contacts and exchanges as well as the sharing of experiences.
The headquarters of the International Federation is at Saint Léonard de Noblat in Haute Vienne (France) which is the town where the tomb of Saint Leonard is to be found.
If you are interested in Saint Leonard, his works and places associated with him, find out more by consulting this site.
If you live in a place which is dedicated to him, or you know of a movement, a group or an association which bears his name, and you would like to talk about it, get in contact with us.