Famous Calabrian People

San Nilo

Born in Rossano in 910 besides being the founder of monasteries and restorer of the monastic disclipline, he had friendly relationships both with the Pope Gregory V and with the Emperor of Byzantium, reconciliating this way contrasting political interests and theological concenptions togheter in a higher vision.
In his monasteries, Basilian asceticism became fecund of works in fact the hermits studied holy writings, practised manual work and trascribed codes though a tachigraphic sustem invented by ST. Nilo himself. He was also a writer in fact he wrote liturgical verses where he diffused his love for God.