Posts tagged ‘Name Nicholas’

Blessed Nicolas of Montecorpino

Also known as

  • Nicolas of Cairo

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Franciscan Friar Minor. Martyred for trying to bring apostates back to the faith.

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  • “Blessed Nicolas of Montecorpino“. CatholicSaints.Info. 29 March 2019. Web. 7 December 2019. <>

Blessed Nicolò of Noto

Also known as

  • Nicolò of Arco
  • Nicolò of Arcu
  • Nicola…
  • Nicholas…

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Born to the Italian nobility, part of the family of the Counts of Isimbard. Cistercian monk at the monastery of Santa Maria dell’Arco in modern Noto Antica, Italy. Miracle worker.

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  • “Blessed Nicolò of Noto“. CatholicSaints.Info. 14 March 2019. Web. 7 December 2019. <>

Blessed Nicholas Spira

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Son of a lawyer, Nicholas received a good education, and became known as a good administrator. Premonstratensian monk at the monastery of Grimbergen, Brabant, Flanders (in modern Belgium); he served as sub-prior, then prior, and then was chosen abbot in 1543. Noted for his devotion to the Eucharist and the Liturgy. He was forced from his monastery in 1566 when Protestants burned it down.

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  • “Blessed Nicholas Spira“. CatholicSaints.Info. 9 July 2018. Web. 7 December 2019. <>

Saint Nicholas the Deacon

Also known as

  • Nicholas of Antioch
  • Nicola…
  • Nicolaus…
  • Nikolas…

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Convert. One of the first seven deacons ordained by the Apostles. Miracle worker. Martyr.

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  • Antioch

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At that time, as the number of disciples continued to grow, the Hellenists complained against the Hebrews because their widows were being neglected in the daily distribution. So the Twelve called together the community of the disciples and said, “It is not right for us to neglect the word of God to serve at table. Brothers, select from among you seven reputable men, filled with the Spirit and wisdom, whom we shall appoint to this task, whereas we shall devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the word.” The proposal was acceptable to the whole community, so they chose Stephen, a man filled with faith and the holy Spirit, also Philip, Prochorus, Nicanor, Timon, Parmenas, and Nicholas of Antioch, a convert to Judaism. They presented these men to the apostles who prayed and laid hands on them. The word of God continued to spread, and the number of the disciples in Jerusalem increased greatly; even a large group of priests were becoming obedient to the faith. – Acts 6:1-7

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Nicholas the Deacon“. CatholicSaints.Info. 2 December 2018. Web. 7 December 2019. <>

Blessed Nicola Paglia

detail of a portrait of Blessed Nicola Paglia, date and artist unknown; swiped from Santi e BeatiMemorial

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Born to the Italian nobility, in his youth Nicola received a vision of an angel who warned him not to eat meat as he would one day join a religious order that had a permanent rule of abstinence. He was a university student in Bologna, Italy when he heard the preaching of Saint Dominic de Guzman. He soon after joined the Dominicans, receiving the habit from Saint Dominic himself. Priest. Noted and successful preacher. Twice provincial of the Dominicans in the enormous province of Rome. Founded monasteries in Perugia and Trani, promoted Scripture study and the compilation of a Bible concordance. Commissioned by Pope Gregory IX to preach Crusade against the Saracens. Reported miracle worker. He spent his final years as a prayerful monk in the Dominican monastery in Perugia.

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  • “Blessed Nicola Paglia“. CatholicSaints.Info. 11 February 2019. Web. 7 December 2019. <>

Blessed Nicholas Politi

detail of a statue of Blessed Nicholas Politi, date and artist unknown; swiped from Santi e BeatiAlso known as

  • Nicolò Politi

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Born to the nobility, an only child and born to aged parents. Received a good cultural and religious education. He was a pious child with a devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary and contemplation of the Passion of Christ, and was early drawn to a life consecrated to God. Wed at age 17 in an arranged marriage; the wedding was a crisis point in his discernment of a vocation, and he fled to become a lay monk with the Basilian monastery of Santa Maria Del Rogato. He retired to become a cave hermit on Mount Calanna, Arcaria, Sicily. He lived a life of severe asceticism, but returned to the monastery of Rogato every weekend to go to Confession and receive Communion.

Nicholas had a reputation as a miracle worker, and some incidents record his connection to the miraculous –

  • When the water used to wash him at birth was thrown out, a spring began gushing up from where it hit the ground.
  • Even as a newborn, he refused to nurse or eat on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays, beginning a self-imposed fast his first week on earth.
  • As a boy, he could drive wolves away from the sheep by making the sign of the cross at them, and could heal both humans and sheep through prayer.
  • When he decided to flee his wedding, an angel appeared to help him sneak out; the angel would reappear to warn him whenever his family sent guards to bring him home.
  • When he was fleeing his parents to the cave that would become his home, he was fed along the way by an eagle, and obtained water by striking a rock with his staff.
  • The eagle sitting at the entrance would later let him know he had reached the correct cave.
  • During his flight from the wedding, Satan came to him in the form of a wealthy merchant, and tried to convince him to return to a worldly life and earthly pleasures; Nicholas prayed for strength, and Satan vanished.
  • An angel gave him a warning of his own impending death so that Nicholas could make his way to the monastery for his final Confession, final Communion, and a final evening of prayer with his Basilian brothers.

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  • “Blessed Nicholas Politi“. CatholicSaints.Info. 12 January 2018. Web. 7 December 2019. <>

Blessed Nicholas Plutzer

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Born to the nobility. During a feast, Nicholas became drunk, then beligerent, and then beat up a guest. Knowing the punishment that would follow, he hid and when he thought he had been found, he pleaded for mercy and promised repentance; he then looked up to see that he had been found by a vision of Saint Norbert of Xanten who protected Nicholas by wrapping him in his cloak. Accepting the vision, Nicholas joined the Norbertines and made his vows in 1628. Canon on the Stahov monastery just outside Prague, Bohemia (in the modern Czech Republic). Novice master. Noted preacher and orator who would speak at two churches each day to large crowds. Prior of his monastery. Developed a great devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary. Dean of the convent at Doksany in 1649.

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  • 1654 of natural causes
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  • “Blessed Nicholas Plutzer“. CatholicSaints.Info. 20 June 2016. Web. 7 December 2019. <>

Blessed Nicholaus of Vaucelles

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One of the first members of the Cistercians. Monk. Abbot of the Vaucelles abbey.

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  • “Blessed Nicholaus of Vaucelles“. CatholicSaints.Info. 26 July 2016. Web. 7 December 2019. <>

Blessed Nicholaus of Vangadizza

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Camaldolese monk and priest in the abbey of Vangadizza (in modern Badia Polesine, Italy).

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  • “Blessed Nicholaus of Vangadizza“. CatholicSaints.Info. 28 May 2016. Web. 7 December 2019. <>

Saint Nicholas the Mystic

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Patriarch of Constantinople. Deposed and exiled by emperor Leo VI when he opposed the emperor’s fourth marriage, which was prohibited by the laws of the Eastern Church.

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  • “Saint Nicholas the Mystic“. CatholicSaints.Info. 11 May 2016. Web. 7 December 2019. <>