Nicholas of Prussia, Bl.
NICHOLAS OF PRUSSIA, BL.
Benedictine monk; b. Prussia, c. 1379; d. monastery of San Niccolo del Boschetto, near Genoa, Italy, Feb. 23, 1456. He made his vows on Feb. 6, 1414, under Abbot Louis Barbo (d. 1443) in the reformed monastery of Santa Giustina in Padua. Subsequently, he lived for a time in San Giorgio, Venice, and in san benedetto dipolirone near Mantua before going to Genoa, where he was made prior and novice master by 1430. He was noted for his zealous observance of the monastic rule, his holiness of life, and his gift of miracles. His relics are at San Giuliano d'Albaro, near Genoa. His cult is not approved.
Feast: Feb. 23.
Bibliography: a. m. zimmermann, Kalendarium Benedictinum: Die Heiligen und Seligen des Benediktinerorderns und seiner Zweige (Metten 1933–38) 1:247–249. f. g. holweck, A Biographical Dictionary of the Saints (St. Louis 1924) 741–742. a. zimmermann, Lexikon für Theologie und Kirche (Freiburg 1930–38) 7:588. j. januensi, Vita in b. pez, Thesaurus anecdotorum novissimus (Augsburg 1721–29) 2.3:309–340.
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