Bl. Nicholas Paglia
February 16, Blessed


Roman Martyrology: At Perugia in Italy, Blessed Nicholas Paglia of Jovinazzo of the Order of Preachers, twice Roman prior provincial, a well-educated man and a most eloquent preacher, who commissioned a concordance of scripture to be compiled.


Blessed Nicholas was born at Iovinazzo, near Bari, Italy, in 1197. While pursuing studies at Bologna, he was drawn to the Order by a sermon of Saint Dominic who personally gave him the habit and made him one of his travelling ompanions. e was well-known for his preaching throughout the Roman Province and compiled a concordance of sacred cripture. He died at Perugia in 1256.


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