Maria Giannatiempo Lopez, ed. , Immagine E Mistero : Il Sole Il Libro Il Giglio. Milan : Federico Motta Editore, 2005.
St. Nicholas was an Augustinian friar who combined ascetical practices and constant prayer with a very active apostolate. Many favors have been ascribed to his intercession. He was named the patron of several cities in Italy. St. Nicholas is usually depicted with a star or sunburst on his chest. This symbol is derived from a star that he saw marking out Tolentino as the place where he would live and die. Other symbols are a lily and a book.