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St. Raymond of Penafort Patron Saint Medal

St. Raymond of Penafort Patron Saint Medal

$ 46.00

This handsome, heavy medal measures 1" as shown.  An endless (over the head) stainless steel curb chain is standard with the 1" medal. A smaller size, 3/4" medal (preferred by most ladies) is also available with a finer, 18" stainless curb chain.  The same medal is available in both sizes in a heavy 14 karat gold filled with or without a goldtone chain, or in solid 14 karat gold, without chain.  If the chains provided do not suit, order the medal without chain and check out our Neck Chains for other options, styles, and sizes.  

The manufacturer guarantees these medals and, should a defect ever develop, they will replace them upon receipt of the damaged item.  Contact this website for full details and instructions.

Flip-top gift box is included.

St. Raymond (1175-1275), a Spaniard from Barcelona, had degrees in civil and canon law.  While teaching at the university, he became aware of and joined the newly established Dominican Order.  He wrote a useful book for confessors to follow regarding sins and their proper penances, and, because of it was summoned to Rome by Pope Gregory IX to be his personal confessor.  He was made a bishop against his will, resigned from that post due to illness, but then was elected Master of the Order of Preachers (the Dominicans) in 1238.  He drafted a new Constitution for the order which included a resignation clause for the Master.  As soon as it was adopted in 1240, he tended his resignation.  Under Pope Gregory IX, Raymond compiled, rearranged and codified all the canon law, which were, till that time, scattered in different documents.  His work, known as the Decretals of Gregory IX, became a standard for almost 700 years. 



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