Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Saint Nicasius of Jerusalem – Saint of the Day – July 1

Saint Nicasius of Jerusalem Biography

Saint Nicasius of Jerusalem Profile. Born: 1135 AD in Italy, Europe. Worked in Palestine. Died: 1187 AD in Acre, Palestine.. Feast Day is celebrated on July 1.

Saint of the Day

St. Nicasius of Jerusalem Biography, Feast Day, Date of Birth, Country of Birth, Profession, Place of Work, Date of Death, Place of Death.

Date of Birth 1135 AD
Country of Birth Italy of Europe
Matrimony/Holy Orders Saints who were Married
Profession Soldier
Place of Work Palestine
Date of Death 1187 AD
Place of Death Acre, Palestine.
Feast Day July 1
Beatification N/A
Canonization Pre-Congregation
Patron Saint of Caccamo, Italy
Invoked against Scrofula

Biography

St. Nicasius of Jerusalem was a soldier. He served in the Hospitaller Order of the Knights of St John of Jerusalem. He was the son to Roberto de Burgio and his wife Aldegonda. St. Nicasius was a descendant of the Saracens on his father’s side. On his mother’s side, he descended from the Normans. He was born in Sicily, probably in the Palermo region, to the Kameti also known as Camuto family. They would later be called de Burgio. Both he and his brother Ferrandino enrolled in the Hospitaller Order of the Knights of St John of Jerusalem.

Both brothers answered the call of Roger de Moulins to traveled to the Holy Land. He was captured during the battle of Hattin and was decapitated in the presence of Saladin after refusing to convert to Islam

Saint Nicasius of Jerusalem
St. Nicasius of Jerusalem