The answer will follow some of the info about him.
|Freein' slaves and taking the Word to the Moors|
|A venerated saint, for sure|
Ministering to the other slaves and preaching to his captors got him in trouble repeatedly. When normal discipline failed to correct his behavior, his lips were pierced with a red-hot iron and then padlocked shut so he could not preach. The lock was removed once a day so he could eat.
|Locks at his altar in Mexico City|
All accounts agree, however, that Saint Raymond died in Spain in 1240.
|Medieval C-section -- a desperate operation|