Which Church Father was elected bishop before he was even baptized?
Catholic Answers Senior Apologist Jimmy Akin explains the circumstances that lead to a Father of the Church being elected a bishop before he was baptized.
Jimmy Akin was born in Texas and grew up nominally Protestant. At age 20 he experienced a profound conversion to Christ. Planning on becoming a Protestant pastor or seminary professor, Jimmy started an intensive study of the Bible, but the more he immersed himself in Scripture, the more he found...
Butler's Lives Of Saints There is no greater authority on the saints than Alban Butler, and his enormous research has been the standard reference on the subject for the last two and a half centuries. This new adaptation of Butler's multi-volume Lives of the Saints presents a modernized text for today's reader and provides an illuminating guide to these historic, symbolic, and foundational Christian men and women.
"To become a hostage in the hands of the infidels, if that is necessary for the deliverance of Christ's faithful."
~ The fourth vow of the Order of Our Lady of Ransom (Mercedarians), founded in the thirteenth century by St. Peter Nolasco, which rescued some half-million slaves between the years 1218 and 1632.