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Feastday: December 6

Birth: 1227

Death: 1300

Bishop and preacher. A native of Valencia, Spain, he entered the priesthood and was ordained about 1250. Known for his intelligence, he was named tutor to the son of the king of Aragon. Later he became bishop of Jaen, although the diocese was technically under the dominion of the Moors. Nevertheless, he preached extensively to promote the Christian faith in Islamic communities and sought to ransom Christian captives being held by Moorish captors. He was martyred in Granada.

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