Blessed Arnaldo de Rossinol

detail of an antique holy card of Blessed Arnaldo de Rossinol by Bertoni, date unknownMemorial


Orphaned young, Arnaldo was raised by his uncle, the archbishop of Tarragona, Spain. As a young man, Arnaldo served briefly in the court of King Peter III but felt a call to religious life, and became a lay knight in the Mercedarians. His dedication and personal piety were so obvious to his superiors that they sent him to rescue Christians enslaved by Muslims in Andalusia, Spain, and then in Tunis, North Africa where he served as a captive in exchange for some slaves. Commander of the Mercedarian convent in Lérida, Spain. Chosen Master General of the Mercedarians on 12 November 1308, a position in which he served the rest of his life.



  • 3 May 1317 at the convent of Santa Maria degli Angeli in El Puig, Valencia, Spain of natural causes
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MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Arnaldo de Rossinol“. CatholicSaints.Info. 1 May 2021. Web. 12 May 2021. <>