New Catholic Dictionary – Saint Nicholas of Tolentino

marble statue 'Vision of Saint Nicholas', by Alessandro Algardi, 1651-55, San Nicola da Tolentino, Rome, ItalyArticle

Confessor; born Sant’ Angelo, Italy, 1246; died Tolentino, 1306. A model of holiness from childhood, he excelled in his studies and at an early age was made canon of Saint Saviour’s Church. He joined the Hermits of Saint Augustine, 1263; was ordained priest, and devoted himself to missionary labors. He practised austere mortification; was favored with visions and effected many miracles. Patron of mariners, merchants, and sailors. Emblem: a ciborium. Canonized, 1446. Body in the Augustinian church at Tolentino. Feast, Roman Calendar, 10 September.

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Nicholas of Tolentino”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 14 August 2018. Web. 26 February 2021. <>