Saint Nicolás Factor-Estaña

detail of a portrait of Blessed Nicholas Factor; 1788 by Jose Vergara; Universitat de Valencia, Spain; swiped from Wikimedia CommonsAlso known as

  • Nicholas Factor



Son of a tailor. Joined the Franciscans in 1537. Well-known, highly admired and sought after itinerant preacher throughout the region of Valencia, Spain. Noted for scourging himself savagely before each sermon. Mystic and visionary. Legend says that when he was in an ecstasy he would become over-heated and had to be dunked in water which would boil. Friend of Saint Pascal Baylon, Saint Louis Bertrand and Saint John de Ribera each of whose testimony was used in Nicholas’ beatification investigation.



  • 1583 of natural causes


Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Nicolás Factor-Estaña“. CatholicSaints.Info. 21 June 2018. Web. 28 November 2021. <>