Posts tagged ‘Saints who were Crusaders’

Saint Leonard of Reresby

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Crusader. Captured by Saracens, but miraculously freed.

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MLA Citation

  • “Saint Leonard of Reresby“. CatholicSaints.Info. 18 October 2013. Web. 19 August 2017. <>

Saint Nicasius of Jerusalem

Saint Nicasius of JerusalemAlso known as

  • Nicasius Burgio
  • Nicasius Camuto de Burgio
  • Nicasius de Burgo
  • Nicasius of Sicily
  • Nicasius the Martyr
  • Nicasio….
  • Nicaise….

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Soldier. Member of the Knights Hospitaller. Crusader. Fought in the defense of Acre. Captured by Saracens. They ordered him to renounce Christianity and convert to Islam; he refused. Martyr.

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MLA Citation

  • “Saint Nicasius of Jerusalem“. CatholicSaints.Info. 30 October 2016. Web. 19 August 2017. <>

Saint Gobert of Apremont

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Count of Apremont. Crusader. Benedictine Cistercian monk at Villers, Brabant, Belgium.

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  • 1263 of natural causes
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MLA Citation

  • “Saint Gobert of Apremont“. CatholicSaints.Info. 19 June 2013. Web. 19 August 2017. <>

Blessed Gilbert of Neufontaines

statue of Blessed Gilbert of Neuffontaines; from the workshops of Georg Anton Machein, 1715-1717; church of Saint Magnus, Bad Schussenried, Germany; photographed in September 2011 by Andreas Praefcke; swiped from Wikimedia CommonsAlso known as

  • Gilbert of Auvergne

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Born to the nobility of Aquitaine. Married to Petronilla, father of Pontia. Fought in the Crusades with King Louis VII from 1146 to 1149. When he returned home he convinced his wife and family to let him follow a call to religious life. Hermit. Premonstratensian monk. Founder and abbot of the Premonstratensian monastery at Neufontaines, which was noted for its hospital where Gilbert cared for the sick.

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MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Gilbert of Neufontaines“. CatholicSaints.Info. 11 June 2017. Web. 19 August 2017. <>

Blessed Gerard of Villamagna

portrait of Blessed Gerard of Villamagna by Bicci di Lorenzo, early 15th centuryAlso known as

  • Gerard of Monza

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Esquire to a knight. As a Crusader he was captured, later ransomed, and then returned to Italy. Franciscan tertiary. Lived the rest of his life as a hermit noted for his piety.

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  • 1242 of natural causes

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MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Gerard of Villamagna“. CatholicSaints.Info. 11 December 2015. Web. 19 August 2017. <>

Saint Matthew of Beauvais

Saint Matthew of BeauvaisAlso known as

  • Matteo di Beauvais

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Soldier. Knight who fought in the First Crusade. Captured by Saracens, he was ordered to renounce Christianity; he refused. Martyr.

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MLA Citation

  • “Saint Matthew of Beauvais“. CatholicSaints.Info. 26 March 2013. Web. 19 August 2017. <>

Saint Bonfilius of Foligno

detail of a photograph of a statue of Saint Bonfilius, sculptor unknown; Cathedral of San Feliciano, Foligno, Italy; photographed on 2 May 2008 by Georges Jansoone; swiped off the Wikipedia web siteMemorial

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Born to the nobility. Benedictine monk and then abbot of Santa Maria di Storaco Abbey where he was known for his knowledge of the scriptures. Priest. Noted and popular preacher. Bishop of Foligno, Italy in 1078. Pilgrim and Crusader to the Holy Lands from 1096 to 1104, after which he retired from his see to return to life as a monk. His biography was written by Saint Sylvester Guzzolini.

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  • 1125 of natural causes
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MLA Citation

  • “Saint Bonfilius of Foligno“. CatholicSaints.Info. 1 December 2016. Web. 19 August 2017. <>

Blessed Charles the Good

painting of Blessed Charles I of Flandre by Edmond de Busscher, 1858; swiped from Wikimedia CommonsAlso known as

  • Charles of Flanders
  • Charles I of Flandre

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Born a prince, the son of King Saint Canute of Denmark and Adela of Flanders. After his father‘s murder, he was raised in the court of his maternal grandfather, Robert de Frison, Count of Flanders (part of modern Belgium. Fought in the Second Crusade. Succeeded Robert II as count of Flanders in 1119. Married into the family of the Duke of Clermont (in modern France. His rule was a continuous defense of the poor against profiteers of his time, both clerical and lay. Called the Good by popular acclamation. Reformed laws to make them more fair, supported the poor, fed the hungry, walked barefoot to Mass each day. Martyred in the church of Saint Donatian of Rheims at Bruges by Borchard, part of a conspiracy of the rich whom he had offended.

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MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Charles the Good“. CatholicSaints.Info. 27 February 2017. Web. 19 August 2017. <>

Saint Arnold of Hiltensweiler

statue of Saint Arnold of Hiltensweiler, date unknown, artist unknown; Parish Church of Saint Dionysius, Hiltensweiler, Tettnang City, Germany; photographed in May 2006 by Andreas Praefcke; swiped from Wikimedia CommonsAlso known as

  • Arnold von Hiltensweiler

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Married, lifelong layman. Soldier. Knight who fought in the First Crusade. Founded a monastery at Langnan, Germany c.1122.

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  • some time after 1127
  • buried in the Chapel of Saint Arnold in the parish church in Hiltensweiler, Germany
  • during construction in 1886 his relics were un-earthed and were moved to a wall niche reliquary

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  • knight holding a model of the church at Hiltensweiler, and a Crusader‘s banner
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MLA Citation

  • “Saint Arnold of Hiltensweiler“. CatholicSaints.Info. 17 November 2016. Web. 19 August 2017. <>

Saint Peter Nolasco

Saint Peter NolascoAlso known as

  • Peter Nolascus
  • Pedro

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Born to the French nobility. Grew up a pious youth. His father died when Peter was fifteen, and he inherited a substantial fortune. When he came of age, he gave away his possessions and moved to Barcelona, Spain to avoid the Albigensian heretics. He later took part in the Crusades against the Albigensians in southern France. Tutor to King James I of Aragon. Settled in Barcelona. Friend of Saint Raymond Penyafort. He used his large inheritance to ransom Christians held prisoner by the Moors. Founded the Order of Our Lady of Mercy (Mercedarians) beginning in 1218, an order devoted to ransoming Christians; the Order received papal approval in 1230. Peter twice served as a captive in Africa, winning the release of over 400 captives. In 1249, Peter retired from the Order to spend his remaining days in quiet prayer.

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  • 1182 at Mas-des-Saintes-Puelles, near Castelnaudary, Languedoc, France

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MLA Citation

  • “Saint Peter Nolasco“. CatholicSaints.Info. 29 November 2016. Web. 19 August 2017. <>