Blessed Antonio Caixal



Well-educated Mercedarian friar. Chosen 15th Master-General of the Mercedarians in 1405, he worked to build up the interior life of its members, and the financial resources they used to ransom Christians from slavery in Muslim countries. Served as diplomat for the King of Aragon. Attended the Council of Perpignan, France; attended the Council of Constance, Switzerland. A great believer in the unity of the Church, he worked to overcome the Western Schism. Chosen bishop of Lyons, France, but declined.


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  • “Blessed Antonio Caixal“. CatholicSaints.Info. 21 May 2016. Web. 22 October 2016. <>