(Saint) (January 31) (13th century) The Founder of the Order of Our Lady of Ransom, whose work was the rescuing of Christians kept in slavery by the Moors. Born near Toulouse, he fought for a time on the Catholic side against the Albigenses. He afterwards went to Spain, and there, aided by Saint Raymund de Pennafort, took up his lifework. By unceasing toil he is said to have freed over three thousand Christians from a captivity worse than death. He passed away at Barcelona on Christmas Day, A.D. 1250.
- Monks of Ramsgate. “Peter Nolascus”. , 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 14 October 2016. Web. 25 April 2017. <>