January 7, 2023
From his earliest days, Raymond all the time had a particular love and devotion to the Blessed Mother. Born in Spain, Raymond was capable of research and end his schooling at an early age, changing into a well known teacher of his day.
As a results of his devotion to the Blessed Mother, and his nice love for God, he determined to forfeit his worldly fame and enter the order of the Dominicans. He was a really humble man and thru his works and goodness, he was capable of entice many others to God.
One of Raymond’s kin was the King of Aragon, and along with the king and St. Peter Nolasco, Raymond based the order of Our Lady of Ransom. The males belonging to this order have been very courageous and devoted themselves to saving poor Christians who had been captured by the pagan Moors. They would acquire cash and pay a ransom for these captives to be able to free them.
Legend has it that King James, who was residing a sinful life, got here to comprehend the facility of God and have become a disciple of Raymond and a religious Christian by way of a miracle carried out by Raymond. The saint lived to be 100 years previous.
Saint Raymond exhibits us that you just don’t must be well-known or rich or rely upon the world to affect folks when you’ve the facility of God. Although he gave up his worldly fame as a teacher, he influenced extra folks, together with kings, by way of his religion and devotion to God.
Lord, assist us to do not forget that with out You we will do nothing and with You all issues are attainable. May we, by way of Your grace and energy, carry many souls to fact. We ask this within the highly effective title of Jesus. Amen.
Other Saints We Remember Today
St. Lucian of Antioch (312), Priest, Martyr