Book of Saints – Raymund of Pennafort

detail of a painting of Saint Raymond of Penyafort, date and artist unknownArticle

(Saint) (January 23) (13th century) A Spaniard of noble birth who in middle life entered the Dominican Order and eventually became General of the same. He co-operated with Saint Peter Nolasco in the Foundation of the Order of Our Lady of Ransom for the Redemption of Captives. He was remarkable as a zealous and eloquent preacher, austere in his own life, but considerate and kindly with others. He was in great esteem at the Pontifical Court and the chief adviser of Pope Gregory IX. He was one of the most learned men of his time, and his Collection of Canons known as the “Decretals” remained the authoritative text-book of Church Law until the promulgation of the new “Codex” in 1917. Saint Raymund died, a centenarian, A.D. 1275.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Raymund of Pennafort”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 25 December 2016. Web. 27 October 2020. <>