An additional note about St. Raymond Nonnatus. I mentioned his feast in the Rome Shot post today.
And today we have the amazing St. Raymond Nonnatus (yes, from Latin non natus).
St. Raymond became Master General of the Mercedarians who labored to raise money to ransom slaves from the infidel Muslims, took up the sword to fight for them, or offered their own persons in their stead.
St. Raymond exchanged himself for a captive in North Africa and was tortured.
Members of the religion of peace spiked St. Raymond’s lips and sealed his mouth to keep him from preaching.
Perhaps St. Raymond Nonnatus could be a patron saint of cancelled, muzzled priests.
He was eventually ransomed.
It is also the Feast of Sts. Nicodemus and Joseph of Arimethea, New Testaments figures.