Saints related to Patron-of-canonists

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  • St. Raymond of Penafort
    St. Raymond of Penafort was born in 1175 near Barcelona, Spain. He taught philosophy and studied law. He joined the Dominicans and helped create new Church law at the request of the pope. He died in 1275.
  • St. Robert Bellarmine
    St. Robert Bellarmine was born on Oct. 4, 1542 at Montepulciano, Italy. He was ordained in 1570 and became a cardinal in 1598. St. Robert wrote the most complete defense of Catholicism at the time in the battle against Protestantism. He died in 1621.