St. Raymond Nonnatus

Description
San Ramón Nonato is associated with secrets and silence. He is the patron saint of both victims of gossip and women in labor. Born in Catalonia in the early 13th century, his mother died in labor and he was surgically removed from her womb. He was an ardent and persecuted Christian missionary in North Africa. To stop him from converting others to Christianity, his lips were pierced with a hot iron and clamped shut with a lock.
Description (Spanish)
San Ramón Nonato se relaciona con los secretos y el silencio. Él es el santo patrón de las víctimas de chismes y de las mujeres que dan a luz. Nació en Cataluña a principios
del siglo XIII; su madre falleció durante el alumbramiento y debió extraerse al niño del vientre materno mediante cirugía. Se convirtió en un ardiente proselitista cristiano, por lo cual fue activamente perseguido en el norte de África. A fin de evitar que siguiera convirtiendo a otros seguidores al cristianismo, se le perforaron los labios con un hierro candente y se le sujetaron con un candado.
Location
Currently not on view
Date made
n.d.
Place Made
Puerto Rico
Physical Description
handmade (overall production method/technique)
wood; paint (overall material)
wood (overall material)
paint (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 15 cm x 5 cm x 3.5 cm; 5 7/8 in x 1 15/16 in x 1 3/8 in
ID Number
1997.0097.0403
catalog number
1997.0097.0403
accession number
1997.0097
Credit Line
Gift of Teodoro Vidal
subject
Puerto Rico
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Home and Community Life: Ethnic
Cultures & Communities
Religion
Vidal
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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