He joined the Order of Our Lady for the Redemption of Captives (the Mercedarians), and succeeded Saint Peter Nolasco as its General. He gave away all his possessions so as to free Catholic slaves from Mohammedans. He was called Nonnatus which means not born because he was taken from his mother’s body shortly after she had died. He was only forty years old when he died himself and was born into eternity.
Saint Raymond Nonnatus (1240)
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