|The slaves' markets of Spain never saw the arrival of a few new clients, with a few interests seen till then. Garments in white, showing on the chest the cross of the Barcelonian cathedral and the four bars of Aragon and Catalonia, were interested for the goods that other buyers were despising: the elders, the patients and those that for their spiritual weakness were on the verge of renouncing their Christian faith. |
Peter Nolasc was a bourgeois and he and his followers neither had any prejudice spiritualist nor did any exclamation for putting his bourgeois to the service of God and of their brothers; for using precisely the money and the mercantile relations to put into practice radically Jesus' Gospel. The merchant spends his fortune to buy the freedom of his brothers. And when the own fortune is not sufficient, he mobilizes the money of the others and, if there is no any more remedy, puts his own freedom and up to his own life in price for the freedom of the victims of the selfish and of the oppression of the powerful ones.