St. Raymund of Pennafort, Confessor

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sotd thumbnailSt. Raymund was born in 1175 of a noble Spanish family.  In middle life he entered the Order of St. Dominic.  In 1250 he was called to Rome by Pope Gregory IX, who made him his confessor and grand penitentiary.  He refused the position of archbishop and also that of general of his Order, and devoted himself to labors among infidels.  He died in 1275.

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