Sunday, August 18, 2019

Saint Nicolaas Pieck – Saint of the Day – July 9

Saint Nicolaas Pieck Biography

Saint Nicolaas Pieck Profile. Born: August 29, 1534, in Netherlands, Europe. Worked in Netherlands. Died: July 9, 1572, in Brielle, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands. Feast Day is celebrated on July 9.
 
The Memorial of Saint Nicolaas Pieck – Saint of the Day

Saint Nicolaas Pieck Biography, Feast Day, Date of Birth, Country of Birth, Profession, Place of Work, Date of Death, Place of Death.

Date of Birth August 29, 1534
Country of Birth Netherlands of Europe
Matrimony/Holy Orders Saints who were Brothers
Profession Friar
Place of Work Netherlands
Date of Death July 9, 1572
Place of Death Brielle, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Feast Day July 9
Beatification Pope Clement X
Canonization Pope Pius IX
Patron Saint of N/A

Biography

Saint Nicolaas Pieck, the child of John Pieck and Henriea Clavia, a devout Catholic family with a long history. Taught at Bois-le-Duc, Netherlands. Joined the Franciscan Friars Minor at Bois-le-Duc. Learned at Louvain, Belgium where he was appointed in 1558. He proselytized all through the Netherlands and Belgium, lecturing against apostasy, urging Catholics to remain by their confidence. Known as an amicable, open, cheerful, humble man, perpetually attempting to carry individuals to God. Named gatekeeper of a religious circle in Gorkum where he lectured against Calvinism and in help of the Real Presence in the Eucharist.

At the point when the stronghold of Gorkum was seized by the Watergeuzen, the Calvinists detained the ministers and religious. They tormented Nicholas by hanging and consuming him with a light. He and his kindred detainees were offered their opportunity on the off chance that they would revoke the expert of Rome; they declined. One of the Gorkum Martyrs.

Saint Nicolaas Pieck
St. Nicolaas Pieck