St. Raymond Nonnatus and Guardian Angel Silver Oxide Medal
Obverse pictures St. Raymond Nonnatus while reverse pictures the Guardian Angel. Images may vary.
"Nonnatus" means "not born." Raymond's mother died in childbirth and he was delivered by caesarean section, thus the name,"Nonnatus" (non natus or not born). He joined the Mercedarian order, which was formed to ransom Christians taken captive by Mohammedans. He went to Algeria to ransom slaves and, when he ran out of money, ransomed himself in exchange for other Christians. His order finally ransomed him and ordered him back to Spain, where he was made a Cardinal. He died shortly thereafter in 1240.
Medal may be purchased alone or with neck chain.