Jan 07

Saint Raymond of Peñafort

January 7th XIII century

Born in 1175 in Villafranca del Penedès (near Barcelona, Spain). Rejecting a comfortable and happy life, had devoted very young to studies of philosophical and legal nature; at twenty he taught philosophy in Barcelona, and at the age of thirty, recently graduate, taught jurisprudence at Bologna. Named Canon in Barcelona, entered the Dominican order and in 1238 was appointed Superior General. He wrote important works of Theology and moral and at seventy years old he left his order to continue teaching and Pastoral Ministry. He died at almost one hundred years old.
Raimundo (Masculino)
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en Penyafort, Barcelona, in current Spain
in Penyafort, Barcelona, in current Spain
January 7th
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