New Catholic Dictionary – Saint Felix of Nola

detail of an ink drawing by Peter Vischer (1751-1823) of Saint Felix hiding from soldiers and being protected by a spiderArticle

Martyr (3rd century), born Nola, Italy. Ordained by Bishop Maximus of Nola, he was imprisoned during the persecution of Decius, but was set free by an angel. Refusing the episcopacy of Nola which the citizens urged upon him, he continued his duties as auxiliary; he devoted himself to the poor, among whom he distributed his inheritance. His sufferings have merited the title of martyr. Represented chained in a dungeon. He was buried at Cimitile, near Nola. Feast, Roman Calendar, 14 January.

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  • “Saint Felix of Nola”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 11 August 2018. Web. 24 November 2020. <>