Blessed Nicolò Rusca

portrait of Blessed Nicolò Rusca by Antonio Caimi, 1852, Sondrio, Italy; swiped off WikipediaAlso known as

  • Hammer of the Heretics

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Studied at the Collegium Helveticum in Milan, Italy from 1580 to 1587. Priest in the diocese of Como, Italy. Worked to revive Catholic practice and theology in the period after the Council of Trent and in the face of expanding Protestantism. Archpriest of Sondrio, Italy. Falsely accused of being involved in radical violence against Protestant ministers, he was arrested on 24 July 1618 and died during torture a few weeks later. Martyr.

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MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Nicolò Rusca“. CatholicSaints.Info. 27 August 2015. Web. 3 September 2015. <>