St. Peter Nolasco
St. Peter spent all the money he possessed in delivering Christians from captivity. He was one of the cofounders of the Order of Our Lady of Mercy.
O God Who, after the example of Thy charity, didst divinely teach holy Peter to render Thy Church fruitful in a new progeny for the redemption of the faithful; grant through his intercession, that being loosed from our sins we may enjoy perpetual liberty in our heavenly country. — Collect
The Imitation of Christ
“Hope in the Lord,” saith the Prophet, “and do good, and inhabit the land, and thou shalt be fed with the riches thereof.”
This very busy man was asked in a vision by God to help found a religious order for the ransom of captives. That would take a great deal of time, but he managed it very nicely, chiefly because he loved God so much that he didn’t feel he was working extra at all.
Do you ever say, when asked to do a kindness “Well, really if I had time,” etc.? Think of your fellow men as “other Christs” when they ask you a favor and you will scarcely refuse
them anything within the bounds of right principle.
Whatever you have done to the least of these My brethren you have done unto Me.