Blessed Theobald of Narbonne

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


Mercedarian friar. Worked with Saint Ferdinand of Portalegre. In 1253 the two sailed from Barcelona, Spain to Tunis in North Africa to ransom Christians imprisoned and enslaved for their faith by Muslims. By 16 October 1253 they had free 129 but were double-crossed by some of the slave traders and turned over to Muslim royal authorities. Ferdinand was eventually released and ordered to leave the country with his ransomed slaves, but Theobald was tortured and executed. Martyr.



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MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Theobald of Narbonne“. CatholicSaints.Info. 18 October 2016. Web. 20 October 2021. <>