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Nabor and Felix July 12
+ c 304. Martyrs in Milan in Italy under Diocletian. Their relics were enshrined by St Ambrose nearly a century after their martyrdom.

Namadia Aug 19
+ c 700. Wife of St Calminius, as a widow she became a nun at Marsat in France.

Namasius (Naamat, Namat, Namatius) Nov 17
+ c 599. Twenty-second Bishop of Vienne in France.

Namatius (Namace) Oct 27
+ c 462. Ninth Bishop of Clermont in France. He built the Cathedral there.

Namphamon and Companions July 4
+ c? 180. Of Carthaginian descent, he was martyred with several compatriots at Madaura in Numidia in North Africa and called 'the Archmartyr'.

Namphasius (Namphrase) Nov 12
+ c 800. After a military career, he became a hermit near Marcillac in France.

Nanterius (Nantier, Nantère) Oct 30
+ c 1044. Abbot of Saint-Mihiel in Lorraine in France.

Narcissus and Felix March 18
+ c 307. A bishop and his deacon honoured as martyrs in Gerona in Catalonia in Spain.

Narcissus and Crescendo Sept 17
+ c 260. Early saints in Rome.

Narnus Aug 27
? First Bishop of Bergamo in Italy.

Natalis Jan 27
6th cent. A monastic founder in the north of Ireland, he worked with St Columba. He was Abbot of Cill, Naile and Daunhinis. His holy well still exists.

Natalis May 13
+ 751. Bishop of Milan in Italy (740-751).

Natalis Sept 3
6th cent. Born in Benevento in Italy, he became a priest in Casale in Piedmont.

Nathalan Jan 19
+ c 678. Born of a wealthy family in Scotland, he became a hermit and was praised for earning his living by tilling the soil, 'which comes closest to divine contemplation'. He became a bishop and lived in Tullicht.

Nathy (David) Aug 9
+ c 610. Disciple of St Finian of Clonard. He became the founder and abbot of a monastery at Achonry in Sligo in Ireland where he was venerated as the patron saint.

Nazarius and Celsus July 28
+ c ? 68. Martyrs in Milan in Italy under Nero.

Nazarius Nov 18
+ c 450. A monk and Abbot of Lérins in France.

Neachtain May 2
5th cent. A relative of St Patrick of Ireland at whose repose he was present.

Nebridius Feb 9
+ c 527. Bishop of Egara near Barcelona in Spain, a city since destroyed.

Nectan June 17
6th cent. Born in Wales, he is the patron saint of Hartland in Devon, now in England, where he was a hermit.

Nectarius Sept 13
+ c 550. Bishop of Autun in France and a friend of St Germanus of Paris.

Nectarius May 5
+ c 445. Bishop of Vienne in France.

Nemesian, Felix, Lucius, another Felix, Litteus, Polyanus, Victor, Jader, Dativus and Companions Sept 10
+ 257. Nine bishops of Numidia in North Africa who with numerous other clergy and laypeople were condemned to slavery in the marble quarries of Sigum where they ended their lives. A letter of St Cyprian addressed to them still exists.

Nemesius Aug 1
? A saint venerated near Lisieux in France.

Nemesius and Lucilla Aug 25
+ c 260. Nemesius, a deacon, and Lucilla, his daughter, were martyred in Rome under Valerian.

Nennius Jan 17
6th cent. A disciple of St Finian of Clonard, reckoned as one of the 'Twelve Apostles of Ireland'.

Nennoc (Nennocha, Ninnoc) June 4
+ c 467. A holy virgin from Britain who followed St Germanus of Auxerre to France and who became abbess of one or more convents in Brittany.

Nennus (Nenus, Nehemias) June 14
7th cent. He succeeded St Enda as abbot of the monasteries of the Isles of Arran and Bute in Ireland.

Neot July 31
c 880. According to tradition he was a monk at Glastonbury in England, who became a hermit in Cornwall at the place now called Saint Neot. Some relics were later taken to the town now called St Neots in Cambridgeshire.

Nepotian May 4
+ 395. Nephew of St Heliodorus, Bishop of Altino near Venice in Italy, by whom he was ordained after leaving his high position as an officer in the imperial bodyguard.

Nepotian Oct 22
+ c 388. Bishop of Clermont in France (386-c 388).

Nereus and Achilleus May 12
+ c 100. Pretorian soldiers, baptised by tradition by the Apostle Peter, and exiled with Flavia Domitilla to Pontia and later to Terracina in Italy where they were beheaded.

Nicasius, Eutropia and Companions Dec 14
+ c 407. Bishop of Rheims in France who was martyred with his sister Eutropia and a number of his clergy and faithful.

Nicetius (Nizier) of Besançon Feb 8
+ 611. Bishop of Besançon in France and a friend of St Columbanus of Luxeuil. He restored the episcopal see to Besançon after it had been transferred to Nyon on Lake Geneva after the invasion of the Huns.

Nicetius (Nizier) Apr 2
+ 573. He became Bishop of Lyons in France in 553 and was pastor for twenty years.

Nicetius Dec 5
+ 566. The last of the Gallo-Roman bishops of Trier in Germany, consecrated in 532. He had been a monk and abbot in his native Auvergne in France. As a bishop he withstood the cruelty of the Franks by whom he was exiled for a time. He restored discipline among the clergy, rebuilt the Cathedral and combatted heresy.

Nicetus May 5
+ c 449. The fifteenth bishop of Vienne in France.

Nicholas the Pilgrim June 2
1075-1094. A Greek Fool-for-Christ who went to the south of Italy and wandered through Apulia carrying a cross, crying 'Kyrie eleison', calling for repentance. Crowds of people, especially children, followed him repeating the same cry. He was taken for a simpleton but after his repose in Trani, aged nineteen, so many miracles took place at his tomb that he was recognised as a saint.

Nicomedes Sept 15
+ c 90. By tradition he was a priest martyred in Rome, perhaps under Domitian.

Nicon and Companions March 23
+ c 250. Nicon was a Roman soldier of distinction who, while travelling in the East, became a Christian and a monk. His master left him with two hundred disciples. When persecution threatened Palestine, they fled to Sicily where they were martyred under Decius.

Nidger (Nidgar, Nitgar) Apr 15
+ c 829. Abbot of Ottobeuren in Bavaria. He became Bishop of Augsburg in Germany.

Nilus the Younger Sept 26
+ 1004. After a carefree youth in the south of Italy, he became a monk at the monastery of St Adrian in Calabria, where he later became abbot. In 981 the invading Saracens drove the monks to Vellelucio, where they lived on land given to them by the monastery of Montecassino. Shortly before his repose, Nilus designated that as the place where his monastery was to be definitively established. This monastery, of Grottaferrata, was for long faithful to Orthodoxy.

Ninian Aug 26
+ ? 432. A Briton who was sent to enlighten his native country. He established his mission at Whithorn in Wigtownshire in Scotland, so called because the church was built of stone plastered white. There was a monastery attached to it and it was from this centre that Ninian and his monks enlightened the northern Britons and the Picts.

Nissen July 25
5th cent. A convert of St Patrick of Ireland, he became Abbot of Montgarth (Mountgarret) in Wexford.

Nithard Feb 4
+ 845. A monk at Corbie in Saxony in Germany and a companion of St Ansgar whom he followed to Sweden as a missionary. He was martyred there by pagan Swedes.

Nivard Sept 1
+ c 670. Archbishop of Rheims in France.

Non (Nonna, Nonnita) March 3
5th cent. The mother of St David, patron-saint of Wales, she probably came from a ruling family in Dyfed: a chapel and a well near her son's Cathedral still bear her name. Another can be found in Altarnum in Cornwall, where she may have moved and where her relics survived, even though she reposed in Brittany.

Nonnosus Sept 2
+ c 575. A monk at the monastery of Mt Soracte in Italy. His wonderful deeds were recorded by St Gregory the Great.

Nostrianus Feb 14
+ c 450. Bishop of Naples in Italy and a valiant opponent of Arianism and Pelagianism.

Notburga Oct 31
+ c 714. A nun at the convent of St Mary in the Capitol in Cologne in Germany.

Nothelm Oct 17
+ 739. Eleventh Archbishop of Canterbury and a friend of St Bede and St Boniface.

Notker Balbulus Apr 6
c 840-912. Nicknamed Balbulus, i.e. the Stammerer. He was born near Zurich in Switzerland and when still a child entered the monastery of St Gall where he spent his whole life, excelling as a musician

Novatus June 20
+ c 151. Son of Pudens, senator of Rome, and brother of Sts Praxedes and Pudentiana.

Noyala July 6
? A holy virgin from Britain beheaded at Beignan in Brittany.

Numerian (Memorian) July 5
+ c 666. Son of a rich man in Trier in Germany, he first became a monk at Remiremont in France with St Arnulf and then went to the monastery of Luxeuil with St Waldebert. Later he became Bishop of Trier.

Numidicus and Companions Aug 9
+ 251. A group of martyrs burnt at the stake at Carthage in North Africa under Decius. Numidicus was dragged still breathing out of the ashes of the funeral pyre and was ordained priest by St Cyprian.

Nunctus (Noint) Oct 22
+ 668. Abbot of a monastery near Mérida in the west of Spain. He was murdered by robbers and venerated as a martyr.

Nunilo and Alodia Oct 22
+ 851. Two sisters born in Adahuesca in Huesca in Spain. Daughters of a Muslim father and Christian mother, they were raised as Christians. After the death of their father, their mother married another Muslim, who brutally persecuted them and had them imprisoned. They were finally beheaded in Huesca during the persecution of Abderrahman II.



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