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Nathanael

One of the first disciples of Jesus, to Whom he was brought by his friend Philip ( John 1:43-51 ). It is generally held that Nathanael is to be identified with the Apostle Bartholomew of the Synoptic writers. The latter make no mention of Nathanael, but in their lists of the Twelve, one, Bartholomew, is always designated by his family Bar-Tolmai (son of Tolmai), and it is assumed that it is he whom the author of the Fourth Gospel designates by his personal name Nathanael. The main reasons on which this assumption rests are:

  • that the circumstances under which Nathanael was called do not differ in solemnity from those connected with the call of Peter, whence it is natural to expect that he as well as the latter was numbered among the Twelve;
  • Nathanael is mentioned as present with other Apostles after the Resurrection in the scene described in John 21 ;
  • Nathanael was brought to Jesus by Philip ( John 1:45 ), and thus it seems significant that Bartholomew is always mentioned next to Philip in the lists of the Twelve given by the Synoptists ( Matthew 10:3 ; Mark 3:18 ; Luke 6:14 ).
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    Born about the middle of the thirteenth century at St. Felix-en-Lauragais; died 1314; he was one ...

    Nola

    (NOLANA) Diocese ; suffragan of Naples. The city of Nola in the Italian Province of Caserta, ...

    Nola, Giovanni Marliano da

    Sculptor and architect, b., it is said, of a leather merchant named Giuseppe, at Nola, near ...

    Nolasco, Saint Peter

    Born at Mas-des-Saintes-Puelles, near Castelnaudary, France, in 1189 (or 1182); died at ...

    Nollet, Jean-Antoine

    Physicist, b. at Pimpré, Oise, France, 19 November, 1700; d. at Paris, 25 April, 1770. His ...

    Nominalism, Realism, Conceptualism

    These terms are used to designate the theories that have been proposed as solutions of one of the ...

    Nomination

    The various methods of designating persons for ecclesiastical benefices or offices have been ...

    Nomocanon

    (From the Greek nomos , law, and kanon , a rule) A collection of ecclesiastical law, the ...

    Non Expedit

    ("It is not expedient"). Words with which the Holy See enjoined upon Italian Catholics the ...

    Non-Jurors

    The name given to the Anglican Churchmen who in 1689 refused to take the oath of allegiance to ...

    Nonantola

    A former Benedictine monastery and prelature nullius , six miles north-east of Modena ...

    Nonconformists

    A name which, in its most general acceptation, denotes those refusing to conform with the ...

    None

    This subject will be treated under the following heads: I. Origin of None; II. None from the ...

    Nonnotte, Claude-Adrien

    Controversialist; b. in Besançon, 29 July, 1711; d. there, 3 September, 1793. At nineteen ...

    Nonnus

    Nonnus, of Panopolis in Upper Egypt (c. 400), the reputed author of two poems in hexameters; ...

    Norbert, Saint

    Born at Kanten on the left bank of the Rhine, near Wesel, c. 1080; died at Magdeburg, 6 June, ...

    Norbertines

    (C ANONICI R EGULARES P RÆMONSTRATENSES ). Founded in 1120 by St. Norbert at ...

    Norcia

    (NORSIN). A diocese and city in Perugia, Italy, often mentioned in Roman history. In the ...

    Norfolk, Catholic Dukes of

    (Since the Reformation) Under this title are accounts only of the prominent Catholic Dukes of ...

    Noris, Henry

    Cardinal, b. at Verona, 29 August, 1631, of English ancestry; d. at Rome, 23 Feb., 1704. He ...

    Normandy

    An ancient French province, from which five "departments" were formed in 1790: ...

    Norris, Sylvester

    ( Alias SMITH, NEWTON). Controversial writer and English missionary priest ; b. 1570 or ...

    Norsemen

    The Scandinavians who, in the ninth and tenth centuries, first ravaged the coasts of Western ...

    North Carolina

    One of the original thirteen States of the United States, is situated between 33° 53' and ...

    North Dakota

    One of the United States of America , originally included in the Louisiana Purchase. Little was ...

    Northampton

    (NORTANTONIENSIS) Diocese in England, comprises the Counties of Northampton, Bedford, ...

    Northcote, James Spencer

    Born at Feniton Court, Devonshire, 26 May, 1821; d. at Stoke-upon-Trent, Staffordshire, 3 March, ...

    Northern Territory

    (Prefecture Apostolic) The Northern Territory, formerly Alexander Land, is that part of ...

    Northmen

    The Scandinavians who, in the ninth and tenth centuries, first ravaged the coasts of Western ...

    Norton, Christopher

    Martyr ; executed at Tyburn, 27 May, 1570. His father was Richard Norton of Norton Conyers, ...

    Norway

    Norway, comprising the smaller division of the Scandinavian peninsula, is bounded on the east by ...

    Norwich, Ancient Diocese of

    (NORDOVICUM; NORVICUM). Though this see took its present name only in the eleventh century, ...

    Notaries

    ( Latin notarius ). Persons appointed by competent authority to draw up official or authentic ...

    Notburga

    Jean-Baptiste Belgian statesman, b. 3 July, 1805, at Messancy, Luxemburg ; d. at Berlin, 16 ...

    Notburga, Saint

    Patroness of servants and peasants, b. c. 1265 at Rattenberg on the Inn; d. c. 16 September, 1313. ...

    Nothomb, Jean-Baptiste

    Jean-Baptiste Belgian statesman, b. 3 July, 1805, at Messancy, Luxemburg ; d. at Berlin, 16 ...

    Notitia Dignitatum

    (Register of Offices). The official handbook of the civil and military officials in the later ...

    Notitia Provinciarum et Civitatum Africae

    (List of the Provinces and Cities of Africa). A list of the bishops and their sees in the ...

    Notitiae Episcopatuum

    The name given to official documents that furnish for Eastern countries the list and hierarchical ...

    Notker

    Among the various monks of St. Gall who bore this name, the following are the most important: ...

    Noto

    (NETEN). Noto, the ancient Netum and after the Saracen conquest the capital of one of the ...

    Notoriety, Notorious

    ( Latin Notorietas, notorium , from notus , known). Notoriety is the quality or the ...

    Notre Dame de Montreal, Congregation of

    Marguerite Bourgeoys, the foundress, was born at Troyes, France, 17 April, 1620. She was the ...

    Notre Dame, School Sisters of

    A religious community devoted to education. In the United Sates they have conducted parish ...

    Notre Dame, Sisters of (of Cleveland, Ohio)

    A branch of the congregation founded by Blessed Julie Billiart. In 1850, Father Elting of ...

    Notre Dame, University of

    (Full name is the University of Notre Dame du Lac ). Notre Dame is located in Northern ...

    Notre-Dame de Namur, Institute of

    Founded in 1803 at Amiens, France, by Bl. Julie Billiart (b. 1751 d. 1816) and ...

    Notre-Dame de Sion, Congregation of

    Religious institute of women, founded at Paris in May 1843, by Marie-Théodore and ...

    Nottingham

    (NOTTINGHAMIEN) One of the original twelve English dioceses created at the time of the ...

    Nourrisson, Jean-Felix

    Philosopher, b. at Thiers, Department of Puy-de-Dôme, 18 July, 1825; d. at Paris, 13 June, ...

    Nova Scotia

    I. GEOGRAPHY Nova Scotia is one of the maritime provinces of Canada. It forms part of what was ...

    Novara

    (NOVARIENSIS). A diocese and the capital of the province of Novara, Piedmont, Italy, noted ...

    Novatianism

    Novatian was a schismatic of the third century, and founder of the sect of the Novatians; he ...

    Novatus, Saint

    St. Novatus, who is mentioned on 20 June with his brother, the martyr Timotheus, was the son of ...

    Novello, Blessed Agostino

    (Matteo Di Termini), born in the first half of the thirteenth century, at Termini, a village of ...

    Novena

    (From novem , nine.) A nine days' private or public devotion in the Catholic Church to ...

    Novice

    I. DEFINITION AND REQUIREMENTS The word novice , which among the Romans meant a newly acquired ...

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    Nubia

    Located in North-eastern Africa, extending from Sennar south to beyond Khartoum and including the ...

    Nueva Cáceres

    (NOVA CACERES) Diocese created in 1595 by Clement VIII ; it is one of the four suffragan ...

    Nueva Pamplona

    (NEO-PAMPILONENSIS). Diocese in Colombia, South America, founded in 1549 and a see erected by ...

    Nueva Segovia

    (NOVAE SEGOBIAE) Diocese in the Philippines, so called from Segovia, a town in Spain. The town ...

    Nugent, Francis

    Priest of the Franciscan Capuchin Order, founder of the Irish and the Rhenish Provinces of said ...

    Nugent, James

    Philanthropist, temperance advocate and social reformer b. 3 March, 1822 at Liverpool ; d. 27 ...

    Numbers, Use of, in the Church

    No attentive reader of the Old Testament can fail to notice that a certain sacredness seems to ...

    Numismatics

    (From the Greek nomisma , "legal currency") Numismatics is the science of coins and of ...

    Nun of Kent

    Born probably in 1506; executed at Tyburn, 20 April, 1534; called the "Nun of Kent." The career of ...

    Nunc Dimittis

    (The Canticle of Simeon). Found in St. Luke's Gospel (2:29-32) , is the last in historical ...

    Nuncio

    An ordinary and permanent representative of the pope, vested with both political and ...

    Nunez, Pedro

    (Pedro Nonius). Mathematician and astronomer, b. at Alcacer-do-Sol, 1492; d. at Coimbra, ...

    Nuns

    I. ORIGIN AND HISTORY The institution of nuns and sisters, who devote themselves in various ...

    Nuptial Mass

    "Missa pro sponso et sponsa", the last among the votive Masses in the Missal. It is composed of ...

    Nuremberg

    (NÜRNBERG) The second largest city in Bavaria, situated in a plain on both sides of the ...

    Nusco

    (N USCANA ) Diocese in the province of Avellino, Italy, suffragan of Salerno ; dates from ...

    Nussbaum, Johannn Nepomuk von

    German surgeon, b. at Munich 2 Sept., 1829; d. there 31 Oct., 1890. He made his studies in the ...

    Nutter, Robert, Ven.

    English martyr ; b. at Burnley, Lancashire, c. 1550; executed at Lancaster, 26 July, 1600. He ...

    Nuyens, Wilhelmus

    Historian, b. 18 August, 1823, at Avenhorn in Holland ; d. 10 December, 1894, at Westwoud near ...

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    Nyassa

    Vicariate Apostolic in Central Africa, bounded north by the Anglo-German frontier, east by Lake ...

    Nympha, Tryphon, and Respicius

    Martyrs whose feast is observed in the Latin Church on 10 November. Tryphon is said to have ...

    Nyssa

    Vicariate Apostolic in Central Africa, bounded north by the Anglo-German frontier, east by Lake ...

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