He’s a jail-breaking cleric from Italy. He was imprisoned during the persecutions of Emperor Decius while his boss, Bishop Maximus, fled. But an angel of the Lord helped him bust out of prison to take care of the Bish.
With soldiers stalking the streets, they hid in a derelict building and a Holy Spider span cobwebs galore to make the place look suitably deserted.
When Decius died, the heat was off and Felix of Nola was eventually offered the post of Bishop. Being a modest sort, he declined in favor of someone with a week’s more experience.
We feel this was just an excuse so he could retire to his farm and live in poverty for the rest of his remaining years. As he gave most of his crops and earnings to the poor, this was poverty with a capital ‘p’.
Many years later, St. Paulinus of Nola, intrigued by the cobweb story, drew much inspiration from his life, aided by the tales of miraculous miracles surrounding his tomb.
Felix of Nola is now Patron Saint of Eyes and Protection from Eye Disease; he also also guards against lies and slander.
St. Felix of Nola Facts and Figures
Name: Felix of Nola
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Gender: Sorry, we don't know
Birth and Death Dates: ???-255
Celebration or Feast Day: Unknown at present
Role: Unknown at present
Good/Evil Rating: Unknown at present
Popularity index: 91
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Article last updated on April 07, 2019 by the Godchecker data dwarves.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders
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