Saint Raymond Nonnatus
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August 31, 1240
A miraculous infant, Saint Raymond survived the difficult birth that led to his mother’s death.
By devoting his time to ransoming slaves in Algeria, he showed great kindness and courage.
Saint Raymond Nonnatus (Catalan: Sant Ramon Nonat, Spanish: San Ramón Nonato, French: Saint Raymond Nonnat, Maltese: San Rajmondo Nonnato) (1204–1240) was a saint from Catalonia in Spain. His surname (Latin: Nonnatus, "not born") refers to his birth by Caesarean section (his mother died during childbirth). He is the patron saint of childbirth, midwives, children, pregnant women and priests who want to protect the secrecy of confession.