St. Nicholas of Tolentino (c. 1246 – September 10, 1305), was an Italian Augustinian friar and mystic known for his humility, piety, and miraculous abilities. He entered the Augustinian Order at a young age and dedicated his life to a rigorous life of prayer, penance, and service to others. Nicholas was believed to have possessed the gift of healing, and many miracles were attributed to his intercession. He had a special devotion to the souls in Purgatory and was known to pray fervently for their release. Saint Nicholas is often depicted with lilies and a crucifix, symbolizing his purity and his profound union with Christ’s suffering. Saint Nicholas of Tolentino is venerated as a model of holiness, compassion, and devotion to the salvation of souls.
St. Nicholas of Tolentino
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