Order of St. Raymond of Peñafort

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Order of St. Raymond of Peñafort
Orden de San Raimundo de Peñafort
Badge of the Order of St Raymond of Penyafort.svg
Star of the Order
Awarded by the Spanish Monarch
Type Order of Merit
Royal house House of Bourbon-Spain
Awarded for Recognition of activities in the fields of law and jurisprudence.
Status Currently Constituted
Chancellor Rafael Catalá Polo, Minister of Justice
Grades Knight Grand Cross
Knight Commander
Knight Officer
Knight
Cross Medal
Gold Medal
Silver Medal
Bronze Medal
Precedence
Next (higher) Civil Order of Alfonso X, the Wise
Next (lower) Order of Constitutional Merit[1]
ESP St Raymond of Penyafort Order - Common.svg
The Ribbon of the Order

The Order of St. Raymond of Peñafort (Spanish: Orden de San Raimundo de Peñafort) is a Spanish civil order of merit. Established 23 January 1944, the five classes recognize service to and contributions toward the development and perfection of the law and jurisprudence. The three medals of the order recognize years of unblemished service within the legal and administrative professions under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Justice. The order is named for St. Raymond of Peñafort, the patron saint of lawyers.

Classes[edit]

Crosses[edit]

The five classes of crosses of the Order of St. Raymond of Peñafort may be awarded to civil servants involved in justice administration; professionals working directly in the field of justice; those who have contributed to the development of law, the study of the Canon law, and the legislative and organisational work for the state; authors of legal publications deemed to be of relevant importance; and the founders and members of bodies and institutions devoted to the improvement of law and jurisprudence. The classes are as follows:[2]

  • Grand Cross (Gran Cruz)
  • Cross of Honour (Cruz de Honor)
  • Distinguished Cross 1st class (Cruz Distinguida de 1ª Clase)
  • Distinguished Cross 2nd class (Cruz Distinguida de 2ª Clase)
  • Single Cross (Cruz Sencilla)

Medals[edit]

The medals of the Order of St. Raymond of Peñafort are awarded to legal and administrative professionals working under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Justice. The medals honour years of unblemished service. The classes are as follows:[2]

  • Gold Medal of Merit in Justice (Medalla de Oro del Mérito a la Justicia)
  • Silver Medal of Merit in Justice (Medalla de Plata del Mérito a la Justicia)
  • Bronze Medal of Merit in Justice (Medalla de Bronce del Mérito a la Justicia)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Civil Orders of Spain. Heraldaría. (in Spanish). Retrieved 4 March 2013.
  2. ^ a b "Order of St. Raymond of Peñafort". Ministry of Justice. Retrieved 5 March 2013. 

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