Saint Nicholas: A Heroic Saint who Stood Against Persecution in Ancient Rome

St. Nicholas lived at a time when Roman persecution against Christians was most brutal.  An article in The Voice of the Martyrs (VOM Canada Dec 2017:7), recounts,

Nicholas himself was branded with hot irons.  He survived terrible beatings from the guards. And he endured other tortures as well — simply for refusing to deny that Jesus is the Son of God.  How could he deny the One who was so real to him? Nicholas remained resolute in the midst of great injustice. …

If you would like to read more about the story of St. Nicholas and other Christians, past and present, who manifested faith, strength, encouragement, and hope in their lives under extreme situations, you might want to read the devotional book, “Extreme Devotion” which is available through The Voice of the Martyrs.

 

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