Today, Tuesday March 21, the Catholic Church honors Saint Nicholas of Flüe.
He was born in 1417 and grew up in a family of peasants who were followers of the Catholic faith. From a very young age he fasted and practiced prayer. He was also a career soldier with participation in various campaigns.
When he turned 30 he raised a large family whom he cared for until he was over 50 years old. At the same time he held different management and administration positions in the Swiss canton of Flüeli-Ranft.
His life takes a turn and he decides to flee to a hermitage to practice meditation in a hermitage after receiving a mystical vision of a lily eaten by a horse.
This isolated area of the city became the corner of pilgrimage for believers and Saint Nicholas of Flüe would also be the patron saint of Switzerland.
The Catholic saints are the group of people recognized by the Church as saints or blessed on a specific date. The Roman Martyrology is the document that names and distributes in the calendar the almost 7,000 saints and blessed recognized by the Church.
The saints and saints are prominent men and women in the various religious traditions for their special relationships with the divinities or for a particular ethical elevation. While the consideration of blessed constitutes the third step on the path to canonization.
Today's saints day, March 21, also celebrates the following saint's days:
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