Religion: Swiss Saint

Bearded, 15th Century Nicolas de Flue is worshiped by all Switzerland as a national hero, and was regarded by Luther and Zwingli as a precursor of the Reformation. Last week, with trumpets, processions, floodlights and a pontifical High Mass, he became a Roman Catholic saint.

God & St. Nicolas. Nicolas de Flue made no compromises with unrighteousness. He started out as a soldier, but quit when Swiss troops burned a convent in which the enemy had taken refuge. He became a judge, but quit again when he saw an innocent poor man, accused by...

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