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Saint Nonossus

Saint Nonossus

Feast Day
Sep 02, 2012
Against Diseases of Kidneys, Against Physical Defects, Back Pain
<p>St. Nonossus was born in 500, in what is believed to be, Mt. Soracte, near Rome.&nbsp; He had a remarkable life and his works of faith were recorded by Pope St. Gregory I the Great.&nbsp; Nonossus was a prior at the San Silvestre Monastery on Monte Soratte, north of Rome.&nbsp; He later was a Monk at Suppenntonia, near Civitah.&nbsp; He was a contemporary of St. Benedictine of Nursia.&nbsp; Very little information survived the centuries. &nbsp;</p> <p>The sole source of Nonnsus&rsquo; life is Pope Gregory I, who wrote about St. Nonossus after being asked by some friends to create a compendium of miracle stories associated with Italian Saints.&nbsp; Maximian was the Bishop of Syracuse, and provided Pope Gregory I with some information about Nonnosus.&nbsp; Another source that Pope Gregory drew from was Laurio, an old monk of the Monastery Suppentonia.&nbsp; Laurio had been a great friend of Nonossus, while the two lived the monastic life there, under the Abbot St. Anastasius.&nbsp; According to Gregory, Nonossus was a particularly good-natured man and was buried at Monte Soratte.&nbsp; A tablet at his burial site reads &ldquo;Here rests the servant of Christ, Nonossus, Deacon&rdquo;. &nbsp;</p> <p>Miracles told of Nonossus, as recorded by St. Gregory, state that Nonossus removed an enormous rock that had occupied land on which he wanted to grow cabbage.&nbsp; Fifty pairs of oxen had not been able to move it, after many attempts.&nbsp; He miraculously restored a glass lamp that had been shattered against the floor.&nbsp; He also completely filled many receptacles with olive oil, after a particularly bad harvest for the olive crop, so the people would not go without.&nbsp; He also had the ability to calm his Abbot, who was sometimes easily upset and frustrated. &nbsp;</p> <p><strong><span style="font-size: medium;">Practical Take Away</span>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p>St. Nonossus&rsquo;s life shows us that one can be in tune with God, and remain in His peace.&nbsp; He by the best information known, was a Monk at the Abbey in Suppentonia, Italy.&nbsp; He was said to have the ability to perform many miracles, and in fact, so many, that they caught the attention of Pope St. Gregory I &ndash; the Great, who wrote the stories of Nonossus&rsquo;s life and many miracles he performed.&nbsp; These records from Pope St. Gregory I, are the only records known to exist of this saints life, outside of legend.&nbsp; His life shows us that many before us were willing to serve the Church with all they had, so as to preserve the faith for us.&nbsp; The question that comes to mind, what are we willing to do to learn, live, and pass the faith on in our generation, for the generations to come?&nbsp; St. Nonossus can be invoked to help in this regard. &nbsp;</p>