mardi 14 février 2017

Bienheureux NICOLA PAGLIA (PALEA), prêtre dominicain et fondateur

Bienheureux Nicolas Paglia

Dominicain ( 1256)

Né à Giovinazzo en 1197, il fit ses études à Bologne et là, attiré par Saint Dominique, il devient son fidèle compagnon. Homme instruit et visionnaire il promeut l'étude de l'Écriture Sainte. Il fonde les couvents de Pérouse et de Trani et est, par deux fois, provincial de la Province romaine.

Culte confirmé par le pape Léon XII le 26 mars 1828.

À Pérouse en Ombrie, commémoraison du bienheureux Nicolas Paglia, prêtre de l’Ordre des Prêcheurs, qui reçut de saint Dominique l’habit et la mission de prédication, et mourut en 1256.


Martyrologe romain


Bx Nicola (Nicolas) Paglia

Prêtre o.p. († 1256)



Commémoration :
Ordo Fratrum Praedicatorum le 14 février.

Martyrologium Romanum le 16 février (probable dies natalis).

Nicolas Paglia naît à Giovinazzo (région de Bari, Italie) en 1197. De parents nobles, il fut élevé avec beaucoup de soin.


À Bologne, où il faisait ses études de droit, il entendit la parole vibrante de saint Dominique qui l’attira et le décida à suivre la vie des frères prêcheurs. 

À Pérouse (en Ombrie, Italie), il reçut de saint Dominique l’habit et la mission de prédication, et devient son fidèle compagnon dans ses pérégrinations apostoliques.

Son exemple et son talent de prédicateur aidèrent l’Ordre à se développer en Italie. Homme instruit et visionnaire il promeut l'étude de l'Écriture Sainte et la compilation des Concordances bibliques. 

Son dynamisme lui fit ouvrir une maison à Pérouse en 1233, une à Trani en 1254, d’autres à Brindisi, Orvieto e Naples. Il fut, par deux fois, provincial de la Province de Rome, qu’il dirigea avec force et douceur.

Le pape Grégoire IX (Ugolino dei Conti di Segni, 1227-1241) le chargea de visiter des monastères et de prêcher la Croisade contre les Sarrasins. Après de longues années de travaux apostoliques, il se retira au couvent de Pérouse. C’est là que lui apparut frère Raone Romano, cher ami de ses plus beaux jours de vie religieuse, qui lui annonça, de la part de la Vierge, sa mort prochaine, en février 1256, qui fut sainte comme toute sa vie : 

Le pape Léon XII (Annibale Sermattei Della Genga, 1823-1829) a confirmé son culte le 26 mars 1828.

Source principale : docteurangelique.com (« Rév. x gpm »).    


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Bienheureux Nicolas Palea

Fondateur du couvent de Pérouse

Fête le 14 février

OP

Giovinazzo, près de Bari, Naples, 1197 – † Pérouse, Italie, 11 février 1255

Autre graphie : Nicolas Palea (Paglia) ou Nicolas le Prieur

Béatifié le 26 mars 1828

Autres mentions : 11 et 16 février



Blessed Nicholas Palea, OP (AC)
(also known as Nicholas the Prior)

Born in Giovinazzo near Bari, Naples; died in Perugia, Italy, in 1255; cultus confirmed in 1828.


Born of a noble Neapolitan family, Nicholas was named for the great wonder-worker who had once lived in the kingdom. At 8 he was already practicing austerities. He would not eat meat, even on feast days, because he had been favored by a vision of a young man of great majesty who told him to prepare for a lifetime of mortifications in an order that kept perpetual abstinence.

Sent to Bologna for his studies, he met Saint Dominic and was won by him to the new order. He was the companion of Saint Dominic on several of the founder's journeys to Italy, and warmed his heart at the very source of the new fire which was to mean resurrection to so many souls.

Saint Nicholas of Bari had been noted for his astounding miracles,and his young namesake began following in his footsteps while yet a novice. When on a journey with several companions, he met a woman with a withered arm. Making the Sign of the Cross over her, he cured her of the affliction.

At one time, as he entered his native Bari, he found a woman weeping beside the body of her child, who had been drowned in a well. He asked the woman the name of the child, and being told it was Andrew, he replied, "After this, it's Nicholas. Nicholas, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, arise!" The little one revived, alive and well. The child of his sister Colette, mute from birth, brought her famous uncle a basket of bread. "Who sent the bread, child?" Nicholas asked her. "My mother," she replied, and from then on she was cured.

As provincial of the Roman province, Nicholas was wise, prudent, and kind. He established priories in Perugia in 1233 and Trani in 1254. He received many novices and did much of his work among the young religious. Once he was called to the assistance of a novice who had been deceived by the devil and would not go to confession. He showed the young man the true state of his soul and undid the work of the evil one.

Nicholas earned great fame as a preacher. On one occasion, when he was preaching in the cathedral of Brescia, two irreverent young men began disturbing the congregation and soon made such a commotion that Nicholas could not make himself heard. Nicholas left the cathedral to a neighboring hill and there called to the birds to come to listen to him. Like the birds in the similar story of Saint Francis, flocks of feathered creatures fluttered down at his feet and listened attentively while he preached. At the end of the sermon they flew away singing.

After a lifetime of preaching and miracles, Nicholas, forewarned of is death by a visit from a brother who had been dead many years, went happily to receive the reward of the faithful. Miracles 

continued to occur at his tomb and through his intercession. Among these was the miracle by which life was given to a baby born dead. His parents had promised to name the baby Nicholas if the favor were granted, and to their great joy their child lived (Benedictines, Dorcy).

In art, Saint Nicholas is presented as a Dominican with a birch and a book (Roeder). He is venerated in Giovinazzo and Perugia, Italy (Roeder).
SOURCE : http://www.saintpatrickdc.org/ss/0214.shtml

Blessed Nicholas Palea, C.O.P.

(also known as Nicholas the Prior)


Memorial day: February 14th
   
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    Born of a noble Neapolitan family, Nicholas was named for the great wonder-worker who had once lived in the kingdom. At 8 he was already practicing austerities. He would not eat meat, even on feast days, because he had been favored by a vision of a young man of great majesty who told him to prepare for a lifetime of mortifications in an order that kept perpetual abstinence.

    Sent to Bologna for his studies, he met Saint Dominic and was won by him to the new order. He was the companion of Saint Dominic on several of the founder's journeys to Italy, and warmed his heart at the very source of the new fire which was to mean resurrection to so many souls.

    Saint Nicholas of Bari had been noted for his astounding miracles, and his young namesake began following in his footsteps while yet a novice. When on a journey with several companions, he met a woman with a withered arm. Making the Sign of the Cross over her, he cured her of the affliction.

    At one time, as he entered his native Bari, he found a woman weeping beside the body of her child, who had been drowned in a well. He asked the woman the name of the child, and being told it was Andrew, he replied, "After this, it's Nicholas. Nicholas, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, arise!" The little one revived, alive and well. The child of his sister Colette, mute from birth, brought her famous uncle a basket of bread. "Who sent the bread, child?" Nicholas asked her. "My mother," she replied, and from then on she was cured.

    As provincial of the Roman province, Nicholas was wise, prudent, and kind. He established priories in Perugia in 1233 and Trani in 1254. He received many novices and did much of his work among the young religious. Once he was called to the assistance of a novice who had been deceived by the devil and would not go to confession. He showed the young man the true state of his soul and undid the work of the evil one.

    Nicholas earned great fame as a preacher. On one occasion, when he was preaching in the cathedral of Brescia, two irreverent young men began disturbing the congregation and soon made such a commotion that Nicholas could not make himself heard. Nicholas left the cathedral to a neighboring hill and there called to the birds to come to listen to him. Like the birds in the similar story of Saint Francis, flocks of feathered creatures fluttered down at his feet and listened attentively while he preached. At the end of the sermon they flew away singing.

    After a lifetime of preaching and miracles, Nicholas, forewarned of is death by a visit from a brother who had been dead many years, went happily to receive the reward of the faithful. Miracles continued to occur at his tomb and through his intercession. Among these was the miracle by which life was given to a baby born dead. His parents had promised to name the baby Nicholas if the favor were granted, and to their great joy their child lived (Benedictines, Dorcy).
Born: Giovinazzo near Bari, Naples (year unknown)

Died: died in Perugia, Italy, in 1255

Beatified: Leo XII confirmed his cult in 1828

Representation: In art, Saint Nicholas is presented as a Dominican with a birch and a book (Roeder). He is venerated in Giovinazzo and Perugia, Italy (Roeder).


Prayers/Commemorations

First Vespers:

Ant. Strengthen by holy intercession, O Nicholas, confessor of the Lord, those here present, have we who are burdened with the weight of our offenses may be relieved by the glory of thy blessedness, and may by thy guidance attain eternal rewards.

V. Pray for us, Blessed Nicholas.

R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Lauds:

Ant. Well done, good and faithful servant, because Thou has been faithful in a few things, I will set thee over many, sayeth the Lord.

V. The just man shall blossom like the lily.

R. And shall flourish forever before the Lord.

Second Vespers:

Ant. I will liken him unto a wise man, who built his house upon a rock..

V. Pray for us. Blessed Nicholas.

R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Prayer:

Let us Pray: Mercifully infuse into us, O God, the spirit of Blessed Nicholas, Thy Confessor, that, as Thou didst adorn him with singular grace to preach Thy word and procure the neighbor's salvation, so Thou wouldst grant us, through his prayers, ever to remain faithful to the same holy vocation. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.


SOURCE : http://www.willingshepherds.org/Dominican%20Saint%20February.html#Nicholas Palea

Beato Nicola Paglia Sacerdote domenicano


Giovinazzo, Bari, 1197 - Perugia, 1256

Dalla città natale, Giovinazzo (Ba) si recò a Bologna per studiare. Qui fu attratto all'Ordine dalla parola vibrante di s. Domenico e divenne suo fedelissimo compagno nelle peregrinazioni apostoliche. Per due volte fu provinciale della provincia romana, e fondò i conventi di Perugia e di Trani. Uomo colto e lungimirante, promosse lo studio della Sacra Scrittura e la compilazione delle Concordanze bibliche. Morì a Perugia dove è sepolto nella chiesa di s. Domenico.

Martirologio Romano: A Perugia, commemorazione del beato Nicola Paglia, sacerdote dell’Ordine dei Predicatori, che da san Domenico ricevette l’abito e l’incarico della predicazione.

Nato a Giovinazzo, in provincia di Bari nel 1197, Niccolò Paglia ricevette a Bologna, dove si era recato per gli studi universitari, l’Abito Domenicano dalle mani del Patriarca Domenico, che successivamente lo ebbe fedele compagno nei suoi viaggi apostolici. Di nobili genitori, fu allevato con molta cura. Quando era ancor fanciullo gli apparve un angelo che gli ordinò di astenersi per sempre dalla carne, perché un giorno sarebbe entrato in un Ordine dove l’astinenza era legge perpetua. Predicò in molte città d’Italia con immenso frutto e la sua ardente parola spesso era confermata da grandi miracoli. Fondò i Conventi di Trani e di Perugia, dove si conserva il suo corpo con molta venerazione. Fu terzo Provinciale della Provincia Romana, che allora si estendeva dalla Toscana alla Sicilia, che resse con forza e soavità per ben due mandati, si da rendere gradito ogni suo comando. Esortando un giorno i suoi religiosi alla vicendevole carità, confidò loro che gli era apparso, per chiedergli perdono, un religioso morto da poco, il quale gli era stato causa di non lievi dispiaceri. Avendolo esortato a chiedere perdono a Dio e non a lui, il colpevole gli aveva risposto che il Signore esigeva da lui questa soddisfazione per usargli misericordia: “Vedi Fra Niccolò quanto sia grave e pericoloso offendere il prossimo, e quanto più il non placarlo dopo averlo offeso”. Da Papa Gregorio IX ebbe l’incarico di visitare alcuni monasteri e di predicare la Crociata contro i Saraceni. Dopo lunghi anni di apostoliche fatiche si ritirò nel convento di Perugia. Qui gli apparve Fra Raone Romano, caro amico dei suoi più bei giorni di vita religiosa, il quale gli annunziò, da parte della Madonna, la sua vicina morte, che avvenne nel 1256, e che fu santa come tutta la sua vita. Papa Leone XII il 26 marzo 1828 ha confermato il culto.

Autore:
Franco Mariani


SOURCE : http://www.santiebeati.it/dettaglio/90758