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Day 7 - 7th January: St Raymond of Penyafort



Saint Raymond of Penyafort 1180-1275


Saint Raymond was born in Barcelona and it was here where he was educated and later received a doctorate in cannon law. He joined the Dominicans in 1222, however was called to Rome by Pope Gregory IX after commissioning his work on cannon law. He was then elected Master-General of the Dominicans and gave the order a set of regulations to better it. He died in 1275.



Prayer – St Raymond

Dear Lord, as we reflect on

Saint Raymond of Pennafort

we give thanks for all that he shared

through his writings on the Faith

and his influence on cannon law.

Let us look to St Raymond and

be influenced by these writings.

We ask this through Christ, Your Son, Our Lord.

Amen

St Raymond of Penyafort … Pray for us.

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