The amazing life of Blessed Nicholas Factor tells of a miracle working saint from the 16th century. As a child of five, Nicholas already manifested signs of his future sanctity. He fasted three times a week and gave the food he did not touch to the poor. With cheerful words he comforted the sick, and on visiting the leper hospital, he would at times kiss the wounds of the afflicted persons. A Moorish maid in his home was so affected at the conduct of the holy child that she was attracted to the Catholic Faith, took instructions, and was baptized. As a young man he continued his labors of love and encouraged his companions and fellow students to do likewise.
Meanwhile, his father was busy making plans for this son of his, who was so distinguished because of his brilliant talents and handsome appearance. Nicholas, however, scorned a brilliant career in the world, and for further protection he built a wall about the commandments with the evangelical virtues. All through his priestly life he made it a point to help others know and observe the commandments. There is no other way to salvation for Christians than the observance of the commandments of God. Upon due consideration and advice, he resolved to enter the Order of St. Francis and donned the holy habit in the convent in Valencia. After he had finished his novitiate and his studies, and had been ordained a priest, Nicholas asked to be sent to the foreign missions. The request was not granted by his superiors, but they did send him to preach and convert the Mohammedans, who were very numerous in Spain at that time.
With the blessing of obedience he cheerfully took up the task assigned him, and by uninterrupted prayer rigorous mortification, he was rewarded with remarkable success. God permitted him to read the hearts of men, and on several occasions he suddenly presented himself to unfortunate persons who were about to commit suicide, showed them the seriousness of their sins, and dissuaded them from carrying out their godless design.
Rich in merits, he was finally called home to receive his heavenly reward on December 23, 1583, in the convent of Mary and Jesus near Valencia. Because of the great crowds who gathered to view the body, it lay in state for ten days in the church. A pleasant odor emanated from it, and it remained as flexible as the body of a living person. Three years after his death, King Philip II of Spain wished to see it again, and it was found to be still incorrupt.
This book will give you all the details of his amazing life.