St. Peter Nolasco, Confessor

stpeternolascoSt. Peter was born of a noble family in Languedoc, about 1189.  He founded the Order for the Redemption of Captives, and for twenty-five years toiled to release Christian captives from Turkish slavery.  Worn out by his labors he died on Christmas Day, in 1256.

Source: Fr. Lasance Missal.