New Catholic Dictionary – Saint Peter Nolasco

Saint Peter NolascoArticle

Confessor; one of the founders of the Mercedarians; born Mas-des-Saintes-Puelles, France, c.1189; died Barcelona, Spain, c.1256. Dividing his wealth among the poor, he took a vow of chastity. He went to Spain and there ransomed the Christians enslaved by the Moors, and in 1218 decided to found a religious order for the redemption of Christian captives, called Mercedarians; it was approved, 1230. Canonized, 1628. Feast, Roman Calendar, 31 January.

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  • “Saint Peter Nolasco”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 6 August 2018. Web. 25 September 2018. <>