Book of Saints – Peter Armangaud

antique Italian holy card of Blessed Peter Armengol, date unknown, artist unknownArticle

(Saint) Martyr (April 27) (14th century) A Spanish Saint who, in atonement for the sinfulness of his early life, devoted himself heroically to the work of liberating Christians held in slavery by the Moors, for which purpose he obtained admission to the Order of Our Lady of Ransom. He had already rescued one hundred and nineteen Christians, when he felt inspired to offer himself as pledge or hostage for eighteen Christian children. Through some mishap, the ransom for these was not paid at the stipulated date, and the Saint was hanged. But on that very same day, an hour or so later, the ransom reached Algiers, and the holy man taken down from the gibbet was found to be still breathing. Conducted back to Spain, he lingered on for another ten years, dying A.D. 1304.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Peter Armangaud”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 30 September 2016. Web. 11 December 2016. <>