Blessed Nicetas of Pereaslav

Also known as

  • Nicetas the Worker Worker



Married layman who worked as a tax collector in Pereaslav, Russia; he was well known for his greed and merciless collection methods. At one point, though, he had a complete conversion experience, quit his job, left his family, gave up worldly life, and became a monk, giving himself completely to prayer and penance for his previous way of life. Miracle worker. As part of his self-imposed penance, he wore a heavy metal shirt; a group of thieves thought it was silver and killed him for it.


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MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Nicetas of Pereaslav“. CatholicSaints.Info. 20 May 2016. Web. 18 April 2021. <>