Nicholas the Pilgrim

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Saint Nicholas the Pilgrim
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Icon of St. Nicholas the Pilgrim
(Nicholas Peregrinus)
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Born 1075
Steiri, Boeotia, Greece.
Died 2 June 1094
Trani, Apulia, Italy.
Venerated in Roman Catholic Church
Canonized 1098 by Pope Urban II[1]
Major shrine Trani Cathedral
Feast June 2.[1][2][3]
Figure of Saint Nicholas during the annual procession in his honour in Trani

Saint Nicholas the Pilgrim (Italian: Nicola il Pellegrino; 1075 – 2 June 1094), sometimes Nicholas of Trani, is a saint of the Roman Catholic church.

He was born in Steiri in Boeotia, Greece, where his solitary life as a shepherd led him to contemplative spirituality, as part of which he developed the constant repetition of the phrase Kyrie Eleison. This brought him conflict and aggression in populated places, and he suffered much oppression.[4]

He died while on pilgrimage in Apulia, where he is venerated particularly in Trani. Trani Cathedral is dedicated to him, and he is the patron saint of the city.[5]

His feast day is 2 June.[2] The annual procession through Trani in his honour is held in the last week of July.[4] In Orthodox tradition he is regarded as a Fool-for-Christ.[2][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Matthew Bunson and Margaret Bunson. Our Sunday Visitor's Encyclopedia of Saints. Second Edition. Our Sunday Visitor, 2014. p. 616. ISBN 978-1612787169
  2. ^ a b c June 2. Orthodox England: Latin Saints of the Orthodox Patriarchate of Rome (St John's Orthodox Church, Colchester). Retrieved: 10 July, 2017.
  3. ^ The Roman Martyrology. Transl. by the Archbishop of Baltimore. Last Edition, According to the Copy Printed at Rome in 1914. Revised Edition, with the Imprimatur of His Eminence Cardinal Gibbons. Baltimore: John Murphy Company, 1916. p. 292.
  4. ^ a b Archdiocese of Trani, Barletta, Bisceglie and Nazareth (publ.), 2004: San Nicola il Pellegrino: Atti, testimonianze e liturgie in occasione dei festeggiamenti del IX centenario della sua morte. 10 anni dopo. Trani
  5. ^ Santiebeati.it: San Nicola il Pellegrino
  6. ^ (in Greek) "Άγιος Νικόλαος ο Προσκυνητής ο δια Χριστόν σαλός." In: ΠΕΤΡΙΔΗΣ ΙΚΑΡΟΣ. ΕΜΠΑΙΖΟΝΤΕΣ «ΗΜΕΙΣ ΜΩΡΟΙ ΔΙΑ ΧΡΙΣΤΟΝ...» ΜΟΡΦΗ ΕΚΔΟΤΙΚΗ. Μάρτιος 2008. ISBN 978-9608924178.

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Sources[edit]

  • Cioffari, Gerardo, 1994: San Nicola Pellegrino. Levante editore
  • Archdiocese of Trani, Barletta, Bisceglie and Nazareth (publ.), 2004: San Nicola il Pellegrino: Atti, testimonianze e liturgie in occasione dei festeggiamenti del IX centenario della sua morte. 10 anni dopo. Trani