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Saint Nicholas of Flüe
Feast Day: March 21 September 25 (Switzerland and Germany)
Patronage: Switzerland, Pontifical Swiss guard, councilmen, difficult marriages, large families, separated spouses
Saint Nicholas of Flüe, affectionately called “Bruder Klaus” (Brother Klaus), was a Swiss political figure, husband and father of 10, who became a hermit. He served in the military, was a magistrate and a councilor for the government. At 50, with the consent of his wife, he embraced the life of a hermit, living only on the Holy Eucharist for the rest of his life. Dignitaries and the common people visited him for advice and wisdom. He even prevented a civil war. He died of natural causes surrounded by his wife and children.
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