Saint of the day
The Saint of the Day presents a daily calendar of Saints remembered by the Church and featured in the Vatican calendar. The pages feature the stories of the great witnesses of Christian life through the centuries, lighting our way on our journey of faith.
St. Nicholas I, Pope
Nicholas was a Roman, born around the year 800. In 858 he was elected to the Papacy, and crowned in the presence of the emperor. He affirmed the authority of the Successor of Peter in an era when many local churches were in danger of falling away. Nicholas died in 867, and was buried in St Peter’s.