St. Raymond of Peñafort
Podcast © Franciscan MediaSaint Raymond of Peñafort was a lawyer who used his talents to both compile legislation for easy access and to write legal treatises on penance for the use of confessors. He was named the Archbishop of Tarragona, but resigned due to sickness within two years. He lived to be 100.
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Liturgy of the Hours - 2nd Reading
From a letter by St Raymond Penyafort, priest
The preacher of God’s truth has told us that all who want to live righteously in Christ will suffer persecution. If he spoke the truth and did not lie, the only exception to this general statement is, I think, the person who either neglects, or does not know how, to live temperately, justly and righteously in this world.
May you never be numbered among those whose house is peaceful, quiet and free from care; those on whom the Lord’s chastisement does not descend; those who live out their days in prosperity, and in the twinkling of an eye will go down to hell.
Your purity of life, your devotion, deserve and call for a reward; because you are acceptable and pleasing to God your purity of life must be made purer still, by frequent buffetings, until you attain perfect sincerity of heart. If from time to time you feel the sword falling on you with double or treble force, this also should be seen as sheer joy and the mark of love.
The two-edged sword consists in conflict without, fears within. It falls with double or treble force within, when the cunning spirit troubles the depths of your heart with guile and enticements. You have learned enough already about these kinds of warfare, or you would not have been able to enjoy peace and interior tranquility in all its beauty.
The sword falls with double and treble force externally when, without cause being given, there breaks out from within the Church persecution in spiritual matters, where wounds are more serious, especially when inflicted by friends.
This is that enviable and blessed cross of Christ, which Andrew, that manly saint, received with joyful heart: the cross in which alone we must make our boast, as Paul, God’s chosen instrument, has told us.
Look then on Jesus, the author and preserver of faith: in complete sinlessness he suffered, and at the hands of those who were his own, and was numbered among the wicked. As you drink the cup of the Lord Jesus (how glorious it is!), give thanks to the Lord, the giver of all blessings.
May the God of love and peace set your hearts at rest and speed you on your journey; may he meanwhile shelter you from disturbance by others in the hidden recesses of his love, until he brings you at last into that place of complete plenitude where you will repose for ever in the vision of peace, in the security of trust and in the restful enjoyment of his riches.
St. Raymond of Peñafort
St. Raymond of Peñafort
Happy #FeastDay #StRaymondofPenafort He was a founder of the Order of Our lady of Ransom, dedicated to the saving of Christians from the Moors.#Prayforus https://t.co/66pfSHWpZG pic.twitter.com/9rXpzUjyJo— Portraits of Saints (@SaintPortraits) January 7, 2021
Today is the feast day of St. Raymond of Penyafort (also spelled Penafort or Peñafort), a Dominican priest who worked to aid Christian captives during the era of the Crusades and also helped organize the Church’s legal code. https://t.co/U8dkWayEGa #EWTN #Catholic #prayforus pic.twitter.com/Ol5gpnv6a7— EWTN (@EWTN) January 7, 2021
St. Raymond of Peñafort (1175-1275, feast day – Jan. 7), entered the Order of Preachers at the age of 47. Talk about a late vocation. Furthermore, he spent the next 53 years as a Dominican. https://t.co/p0Py5fQFGu pic.twitter.com/CITKbmqTbx— Dominican Order (@Dominican_Order) January 7, 2021
HOY es el patrón de los juristas, ¡San Raimundo de Peñafort!— Jurista Enloquecido (@Juristanloqcido) January 7, 2021
LIKE y te ayudará en los exámenes. pic.twitter.com/EAZVCA7O2A
Feast of St Raymond of Penafort;— The Four Marks (@TheFourMarks) January 23, 2020
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Stained glass window of St Raymond of Penafort in namesake crypts in a Chicago archdiocese mausoleum pic.twitter.com/BFJ65G6ncb
St. Raymond of Peñafort— Memento Mori (@TempusFugit4016) January 23, 2020
He codified the canon laws of the Church, the most authoritative compilation within the body of canon law until 1917. It was at his request that St. Thomas Aquinas wrote the Summa contra gentiles, to convince muslims of their errors. He died in 1275. pic.twitter.com/daXx4r6LkU
Feast of St Raymond de Peñafort is TOMORROW January 7 at noon. Join us for in-person mass by registration here: https://t.co/kinPKeLiT0— StRaymondMPIL (@StRaymondMPIL) January 6, 2021
Wednesday, Fr Gilbert will have mass at 9AM. In-person and online.
Learn more about St Raymond here.https://t.co/QjJqIc6ehq pic.twitter.com/RhZyLJiy51
I wish all alumni of @CUACanonLaw and all fellow canon lawyers a blessed (superseded) Feast of St. Raymond of Peñafort. Our Lady, Mirror of Justice, pray for us. (The portrait of St. Raymond is by Fra Angelico and his workshop). pic.twitter.com/dGkED12PRU— Msgr. Ronny Jenkins (@jenkinsronny) January 7, 2018
January 7th: St. Raymond of Penafort, Patron Saint of Lawyers, Canonists. One of his famous miracles was sailing away on his cappa from Majorca when his companion King James forbade anyone to give him passage, since Raymond wanted to leave the King behind for giving bad example. pic.twitter.com/uELdaRXDW8— dismasop (@dismasop) January 7, 2020
St. Raymond of Peñafort
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St Raymond of Peñafort
St. Raymond Peñafort, the patron saint of lawyers, made a most unusual journey and taught a King a lesson! Listen now! St Raymond, Pray for Us!
As a lawyer, priest, and preacher, St. Raymond of Penyafort made a significant mark on the history of Spain and the church. His preaching helped re-Christianize Spain after the Moors were overthrown. And his compilation of papal and conciliar decrees was the main source of canon law for seven centuries.Voices of the Saints, by Bert Ghezzi
As a lawyer, priest, and preacher, St. Raymond of Penyafort made a significant mark on the history of Spain and the church. His preaching helped re-Christianize Spain after the Moors were overthrown. And his compilation of papal and conciliar decrees was the main source of canon law for seven centuries.
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