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Oct.5th Blessed Raymond of Capua

posted 1 Oct 2013, 16:56 by Lay Doms   [ updated 1 Oct 2013, 16:57 ]

The Blessed Raymond of Capua, O.P., (ca. 1330 – 5 October 1399) was a leading member of the Dominican Order and served as its Master General from 1380 until his death. He was beatified by the Catholic Church in 1899. First as Prior Provincial of Lombardy and then as Master General of the Order, Raymond undertook the restoration of Dominican religious life. For his success in this endeavor, he is referred to as its "second founder".   Raymond worked also for the return of the papacy to Rome and for a solution to the Western schism. The noted mystic, St. Catherine of Siena, accepted him as a spiritual director because of his burning passion for the Church and for the revival of the religious life.