New Catholic Dictionary – Saint Nicholas of Flüe

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Confessor, hermit; born near Sachseln, Switzerland, 1411; died 1481. He was a cantonal judge who, after many years of married life, became a hermit and was noted for his prophetic powers and his supernatural gift of abstinence from food. Represented as a warrior, or as the champion of the Swiss. Beatified 1669; canonized 1947. Relics in the church of Sachseln. Feast, 21 March.

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Nicholas of Flue”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 12 August 2018. Web. 26 February 2021. <>