Born in the year 1245, Nicholas became an Augustinian at the age of sixteen years.
As a young Augustinian, he had been formed by Augustinians who before the Grand Union of 1256 had been Hermits of Brettino, who were known for their strict mortification of the body and they practical poverty.
A number of years later, he was ordained a priest.
He gained a reputation as a preacher and a confessor.
About the year 1274, he was sent to Tolentino, near his birthplace, and there gained the reputation that is still associated with his name today.
The great artist and architect of the Renaissance, Raphael (1483 - 1520), early in his career - about the year 1503 - painted "The Triumph of Saint Nicholas of Tolentino." The work was lost later during the sixteenth century.
For the page of Augnet on the Basilica of Saint Nicholas at Tolentino in Italy, click here.
Nicholas of Tolentine. By Brother Thomas Taylor O.S.A. in Chicago.
Basilica San Nicola - Tolentino. Official web site of the Shrine of St Nicholas. Presentazione il Santo, culto nel mondo - La Basilica - Guida al Santuario - La comunità Agostiniana - La attività - Il calendario Basilica San Nicola - Tolentino - Collegamenti - Contattaci - Il Cappellone - Cronaca dell'anno 2001. Italiano. (This web page was written in the Italian language.).
San Nicolás de Tolentino. Patrono de las almas del purgatorio, predicador. Espanol.(This web page was written in the Spanish language.).
San Nicolás de Tolentino, Año 1305. El nombre Nicolás significa: "Victorioso con el pueblo" (Nico = victorioso. Laos = pueblo). El sobrenombre Tolentino le vino de la ciudad italiana donde trabajó y murió. (This web page was written in the Spanish language.).
Nicholas of Tolentine. Nicholas Gurrutti was born in the village of Sant'Angelo in Pontano, Italy in 1245. His parents, growing old and still childless, went to the shrine at Bari of Saint Nicholas of Myra, their special patron, to seek his prayer on their behalf. Shortly thereafter, a son was born to them whom they named Nicholas out of gratitude. At an early age their son was greatly moved by the preaching of the Augustinian, Father Reginaldo di Monterubbiano, prior of the convento of Sant'Angelo, and requested admission to the community. From the web site of the California Augustinians.
Nicholas of Tolentine (c. 1250 - 1305). He lived in Tolentine for practically all his last thirty years, and there he died on 10th September 1305. He was remarkable for his spirit of prayer, penance, and devotion to the Holy Souls…. From the web site of Jack Pejza O.S.A. in California.
Nicholas of Tolentine (c. 1245 - 1305). Nicholas Gurrutti was born in the village of Sant'Angelo in Pontano, Italy in 1245. His parents, middle-aged and childless, went to the church of Saint Nicholas of Bari, their special patron, to seek his prayers on their behalf. Shortly thereafter, a son was born to them whom they named Nicholas out of gratitude. From the web site of Villanova University, Pennsylvania, United States of America. Thanks to the webmaster, Christopher Janosik, for returning this material to the university web site at the request of Augnet.
Nikolaus. (This web page was written in the German language.)
Nicholas of Tolentine. Born 1245 at Sant'Angelo, March of Ancona, Diocese of Fermo. Died 10 September 1305 at Tolentino, Italy following a long illness. This is a brief summary of his life and works, with links to other sources.
Painting: Jerome and Saint Nicholas of Tolentino. At the National Gallery of Art, London, England.