(1190 – April 15, 1246)
Peter was given a cushy job in the Cathedral at Astorga, Spain, by his uncle. As he rode there to take up his new, prestigious life, his horse tripped and Peter wound up in the mud with people around laughing at him. This experience was a wake-up call for Peter, making him consider why he wanted that job, and what his ministry really meant. He became a Dominican priest and very effective preacher. He was famous for keeping peace in his town and for getting fair and compassionate treatment for the soldiers of a Muslim army who were defeated in battle near his city. He is a patron saint of sailors.