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Nicholas Owen is a newsreader for the ITV1 Lunchtime news. ITV1 is a terrestrial, free-to-air television channel broadcast in the United Kingdom by the ITV network. ...




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Life of St Nicholas Owen (411 words)
Nicholas Owen enrolled as an apprentice to the Oxford joiner William Conway on the feast of the Purification of Blessed Mary, February 2nd,1577.
He was bound for a period of eight years and the papers of indenture state that he was the son of Walter Owen, citizen of Oxford, carpenter.
Of Owen, the modern edition of Butler's Lives of the Saints says: "Perhaps no single person contributed more to the preservation of Catholic religion in England in penal times".
Saint Patrick's Church: Saints of March 22 (3881 words)
Nicholas was born into a family of prosperous farmers, who owned the Kluster Alp and the estate of Flüeli on the Sachsterberg (near Lucerne), from which their surname derives.
Nicholas (the youngest) studied at the University of Basle and became a priest; another became a governor of the province.
Nicholas was subjected to such vicious torture, which literally tore his body to pieces, that he died of it.
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