Patron Saints of Christianity
Patron Saint Nicholas of Tolentino
St. Nicholas of Tolentino was born in 1245 and named after St. Nicholas of Myra. His name was assigned because his parents had often prayed to the shrine of the other saint, asking to have a child. Nicholas decided to become a monk at the age of 18 and by age 25, he was a fully ordained priest. His reputation as a preacher and confessor grew of the years and he was sent to Tolentino, a town that was suffering from civil unrest. Nicholas was a normal pastor, but he also did well in ministering to the criminals and the poor. His miracles include curing the sick with bread he prayed over and his reputation as a wonder worker was large as well. After a long illness, Nicholas died in 1305.
St. Madron was a monk who became a hermit. He was born in Cornwall and during his life, he was known to cure the pains of others. His feast day is Mary 17th and he passed away in 545. Even after St. Madron left earth, it is said that his gift to cure pains carries on, which is why he is the patron saint of cures from pain.
St. Nicholas of Myra
St. Nicholas of Myra has the feast day of December 6th. He had been honored in memory of his holiness and the glory that he enjoys with God. Nicholas was born in Lycia and chosen as bishop to the nearby capital of Myra. He was a famous and extraordinary priest who was able to perform wondrous miracles throughout his life. The various histories of his life show that he was imprisoned due to his faith after making a glorious confession during the Diocletian persecutions.
St. Notburga has the feast day of September 14th. She was born to a family of peasants and at the age of 18, she became a servant in a count's house. She gave much of the food she served to the poor and she was dismissed of her duties. She then became the servant of a farmer and she served others all of her life. She became famous for the miracles attached to her name as well as her concern for the poor in spite of her own poor conditions.