Location on North Colonnade

53. St. Nicholas of Tolentino
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St. Nicholas of Tolentino
Born - c.1245 in Pontano, Italy
Died - 10 September 1305

Feastday - 10 September
Canonized - 1446 by  Pope Eugene IV

Statue Installed - c. 1702-1703

Sculptor - Nicola Artusi
He entered into a contract with the Fabbrica on 5 June, 1702.  The payment of 80 scudi was made in two installments; the first of 20 scudi was on 29 November, and the balance on 28 February 1703.

Height - 3.1 m. (10ft 4in) travertine
The saint is depicted in traditional Augustinian habit, and with a star in the middle of his chest.

Nicholas of Tolentino, an Augustinian friar and mystic, is known as the Patron of Holy Souls. He was the first Augustinian to be canonized. The Roman Martyrology states that he was dedicated to very strick abstinence and devoted to prayer. He was severe with himself and kind to others, continually imposing penances on himself for the faults of others.


Saints on North Colonnade
Constantinian Wing

55. Francis de Sales
54. Francis Borgia

53. Nicholas of Tolentino
52. Nicholas of Bari

Saints on North Colonnade
Constantinian Wing

 53. Nicholas of Tolentino
52. Nicholas of Bari


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