Blessed Nicolò Rusca

Blessed Nicolò Rusca
Also known as

  • Hammer of the Heretics

Memorial

Profile

Studied at the Collegium Helveticum in Milan, Italy from 1580 to 1587. Priest in the diocese of Como, Italy. Worked to revive Catholic practice and theology in the period after the Council of Trent and in the face of expanding Protestantism. Archpriest of Sondrio, Italy. Falsely accused of being involved in radical violence against Protestant ministers, he was arrested on 24 July 1618 and died during torture a few weeks later. Martyr.

Born

Died

Venerated

Beatified

Canonized

  • if you have information relevant to the canonation of Blessed Nicolo, contact
       Parrocchia di SS. Gervasio e Protasio
       Via Nicolò Rusca, 2
       23100 Sondrio, ITALY

Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Nicolò Rusca“. Saints.SQPN.com. 21 April 2013. Web. 2 September 2014. <>