Nicholas became a … Read more: Eerie messages from the dead at the Museum of the Souls of Purgatory Read … He excelled so much in his studies that even before they were over he was made a canon of St. Saviour's church; but hearing a sermon by a hermit of St. Augustine upon the text: "Nolite diligere mundum, nec ea quae sunt in mundo, quia mundus transit et concupiscentia ejus", he felt a call to embrace the religious life . St Nicholas of Tolentino RC Church makes all reasonable efforts to ensure information published on this website is accurate at the time of its inclusion; however, there may be … St. Nicholas of Tolentino: Patron of Souls in Purgatory ...in the year 1270 he was ordained a priest. Born in 1245 in Sant'Angelo, St. Nicholas of Tolentino took his name from St. Nicholas of Myra, at whose shrine his parents prayed to have a child. Remember, O gentle and compassionate Lord, the pity that stirred your St. Nicholas of Tolentino, please pray for us and all our Departed. This is the way a fellow religious described the ministry of St. Nicholas of Tolentino. Your prayers and your acts of penance have saved my soul from certain damnation." Nicholas’ greatest devotion however was given over to the dead, praying for the souls in purgatory as he walked around late into the night through the deserted streets of Tolentino. Weekly Devotion to St. Nicholas of Tolentine (Perpetual Novena) For the suffering Souls in Purgatory Saint Nicholas, Patron of the holy souls, pray for us. ( St. Nicholas of Tolentino by Michael DiGregorio, page 24-25 Thanks to Pope Leo XIII who gave him the title in 1884, we remember him today, though, principally as … Boniface IX in his On a particular Saturday night as Nicholas lay down The salvation of his soul. Shortly after his ordination, he had a vivid dream in which a deceased fellow Augustinian appeared to him and begged his help: “I am suffering in these flames, by which the good God, accepting my repentance, is mercifully purifying me. "Do not doubt, Nicholas, I am your brother, Gentile. aint Nicholas of Tolentino is famous for his great devotion to the Souls of Purgatory, arisen thanks also to the mystical experiences that he had between 1270 and 1275 in the hermitage of Valmanente (Pesaro). Nicholas was born in response to prayers, his mother a model of holiness.