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Confessor, so called Peregrinus because of his constant pilgrimages. A Greek by birth, he went to Italy and earned considerable fame by wandering throughout the countryside carrying a cross and declaring Kyrie eleison, being joined by crowds, especially made up of children, who repeated the same declaration. Nicholas died at Trani at the age of nineteen and was considered to be demented. Within a short time, however, miracles were claimed at his tomb, and he was canonized in 1098 by Blessed Pope Urban II.


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