Novena to St. Nicholas of Tolentine - Holy Souls

Dear Benefactor,

Thank you for your generous donation and petition for our Novena to St. Nicholas of Tolentine, Saint Patron of the Holy Souls in Purgatory. Your intentions will be included in our prayers during the Novena which begins on 1st November and concludes on 9th November.

May God, through the intercession of St. Nicholas of Tolentine, give prefect purification to your faithful departed so that they can enjoy in Heaven eternal Peace and Joy living for ever in the presence of the loving God.

Your sincerely in Christ,
Fr. Jose Romero OAR (Fr. Promoter)

For offering a VOLUNTARY DONATION for your intention please go here
St. Nicholas of Tolentine is the first member of the Order to have been canonized, and for much of the Order's history served as a model -par excellence- of the perfect integration of a life of contemplation with that of active ministry among God's people. He was born in 1245 in Sant' Angelo in Pontano, Italy, and joined the Order there shortly after the Grand Union. The early years of this life as a friar were devoted to preaching in various houses of his province, but his last thirty years were spent in Tolentino, where he was engaged principally as confessor, benefactor of the poor and diligent minister to the sick. Nicholas was a man filled with compassion and charity toward his brothers in the monastery, great hospitality to visitors and generous to all in need. At the same time his life of prayer and recollection, of penance and fidelity to the common life won the admiration of all. His devotion to the faithful departed and his prayers for their salvation earned him the title Patron of the Souls in Purgatory. Nicholas died on 10th September 1305 and his body is venerated in his basilica in Tolentine. He was canonized by Eugene IV in 1446.