Saint Peter Nolasco (1189-1256).
When he went to Barcelona to escape the heresy then rampant in southern France, he consecrated the fortune he had inherited to the redemption of the captives taken on the seas by the Saracens. He was obsessed with the thought of their suffering. Saint Peter and his comrades traveled throughout Christian Spain, recruiting new members and collecting funds to purchase the captives.
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