Saint Nicholas Peregrinus

Also known as

  • Nicholas the Pilgrim
  • Nicola Pellegrino di Trani

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Moved from Greece to Apulia, Italy as a teenager where he wandered the streets carrying a cross and crying “Kyrie Eleison” (“Lord, have mercy”). Groups of children would follow him, also crying “Kyrie Eleison”. Noted for his piety and personal holiness, but considered a lunatic by the locals. Many miracles reported at his tomb.

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MLA Citation

  • “Saint Nicholas Peregrinus“. CatholicSaints.Info. 17 May 2009. Web. 21 April 2015. <>