Order of Saint Raymond of Peñafort

The Order of the Cross of St. Raymond of Peñafort (Spanish: Orden de la Cruz 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.

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
TypeOrder of Merit
Established1944; 77 years ago (1944)
Royal houseHouse of Bourbon-Spain
Awarded forRecognition of activities in the fields of law and jurisprudence.
StatusCurrently Constituted
ChancellorJuan Carlos Campo, Minister of Justice
GradesGrand-Cross
Cross of Honour
Distinguished Cross 1st Class
Distinguished Cross 2nd Class
Single Cross
Gold Medal of Merit in Justice
Silver Medal of Merit in Justice
Bronze Medal of Merit in Justice
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 ESP St Raymond of Penyafort Order GC.svg
Ribbon of the Order, Grand Cross right.

ClassesEdit

CrossesEdit

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 First Class (Cruz Distinguida de Primera Clase)
  • Distinguished Cross Second Class (Cruz Distinguida de Segunda Clase)
  • Single Cross (Cruz Sencilla)

MedalsEdit

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)

ReferencesEdit

  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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