Blessed Arnaldo Pons

detail of an Italian holy card Blessed Arnaldo Pons by Bertoni, date unknown; swiped from Santi e BeatiMemorial


Mercedarian friar. In 1382 he ransomed 48 Christians enslaved by Muslims in Almeria, Spain. Sent in 1386 to ransom Christians in Tunis (in modern Tunisia), he was abused and occasionally imprisoned as he made his way across north Africa, but he did complete his mission. Later retired to spend his final years in the Mercedarian convent of Santa Maria dei Miracoli in Montflorie, Aragon (in modern Spain).


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MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Arnaldo Pons“. CatholicSaints.Info. 10 October 2017. Web. 10 July 2020. <>