Blessed Antonio Caxal
May 25, Saint


Short Biography:

Well-educated Mercedarian friar. Chosen 15th Master-General of the Mercedarians in 1405, he worked to build up the interior life of its members, and the financial resources they used to ransom Christians from slavery in Muslim countries. Served as diplomat for the King of Aragon. Attended the Council of Perpignan, France; attended the Council of Constance, Switzerland. A great believer in the unity of the Church, he worked to overcome the Western Schism. Chosen bishop of Lyons, France, but declined.


25 May 1417 in Constance, Switzerland of natural causes

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