Fr. Nikola was born in Suica near Tomislavgrad on November
6, 1971 where he graduated grade school. He graduated
high school after attending the schools in Visoko and Dubrovnik.
He entered the Franciscan Order in 1991 at Humac. Fr. Nikola
studied philosophy and theology at the Institute of the Society
of Jesus in Zagreb where he was also ordained on June 17,
1998. That same year he came to the United States and was
named associate pastor of Our Lady of Peace Center in Norval.
From September 2000 to September 2001, Fr. Nikola served as
assistant pastor at Sacred Heart parish in Chicago.
Since then to 2006, he was pastor of St. Lucy's in Troy, and
since 2006 he is serving in New York.