St. Nicholas von Flue was born in Switzerland in 1417. He was a married father of ten before becoming a hermit in 1467 with his family’s approval. It is said he lived on the Eucharist alone. St. Nicholas von Flue settled a dispute that threatened to cause a civil war in Switzerland in 1481, and he died six years later in 1487. St. Nicholas von Flue is patron saint of Switzerland and separated spouses.