St. Raymond was delivered by Caesarian in 1204. His mother died during the birth. St. Raymond joined the Order of Mercy and, following St. Peter Nolasco in Barcelona, was their chief ransomer for Christian hostages. After his money ran out, he gave himself in exchange for the prisoners, and endured many tortures. St. Peter Nolasco gave his ransom and upon his release, St. Raymond was made a Cardinal. He died the next year in 1240.