Collection: Martyrdom of St. Peter Armengol

ARTIST: Museum Religious Art Classics


Artist: Vicente Carducho – c. 16th century

In this painting of Peter Armengol shows the saint being saved from death by hanging through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

St. Peter was a brother in the Order of Mercy in the thirteenth century. As portrayed in this artwork, the holy religious was once hung while offering himself as a hostage in exchange for a group of captured youths in Algeria. A fellow religious arrived at the scene of St. Peter's execution with redemption money and found his saintly brother still alive through the aid of Our Lady.

He received canonization as a saint on 8 April 1687 after Pope Innocent XI approved his sainthood and his long-standing devotion.

His feast day is April 26.