Book of Saints – Nilus – 26 September

detail of a photograph of portrait of Saint Nilus the Younger, Sanctuary of San Nicodemo, Mammola, Italy; artist unknown; photographed on 17 May 2007 by GJo; swiped off WikipediaArticle

(Saint) Abbot (September 26) (10th century) A Greek of Southern Italy, and the founder of the well-known Greek monastery of Grotta Ferrata near Rome. In his youth he had committed a sin he deemed so heinous as to call for a lifelong penance. First as a a hermit and afterwards as the head of a Religious community, he faithfully carried this out. He died at the age of ninety-five, universally venerated, about A.D. 1000.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Nilus”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 26 March 2016. Web. 24 October 2016. <>