Blessed Guglielmo of San Romano

Blessed Guglielmo of San RomanoMemorial


Mercedarian friar. In 1225, he accompanied Saint Peter Nolasco to Algiers where they freed 219 Christians who had been enslaved by Muslims. As part of that mission, Guglielmo stayed as a hostage to guarantee the payment of the remainder of the ransom for those slaves; he lived there the rest of his life, preaching Christianity to whomever would listen.

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  • “Blessed Guglielmo of San Romano“. CatholicSaints.Info. 5 April 2017. Web. 25 January 2022. <>