St Raymond Nonnatus

(c. 1204—1240)

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Mercedarian missioner. He appears to have been sent to N. Africa, redeemed many slaves, and when his funds were exhausted gave himself up in ransom; for some years he lived among the Muslims, converting many to the Christian faith. He was himself ransomed by members of his Order. Feast day, 31 Aug.

Subjects: Christianity.

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