(Saint) (August 31) (13th century) A Spanish Saint, Religious of the then newly-founded Order of Our Lady of Ransom. He spent his all in the Moorish countries of North Africa in the purchase back of Christian slaves, and, in the end, gave himself as a hostage to secure the liberty of one of their number. He thenceforth lived in slavery and endured terrible hardships until his Order succeeded in ransoming him in his turn. Returning to Europe, he was received with the utmost veneration and was even raised to the Cardinalate by Pope Gregory IX. Nevertheless, he persisted in living as a humble Religious until his holy death (A.D. 1240).
- Monks of Ramsgate. “Raymund Nonnatus”. , 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 22 August 2016. Web. 23 April 2017. <>