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Maria Giannatiempo Lopez, ed. , Immagine E Mistero : Il Sole Il Libro Il Giglio. Milan : Federico Motta Editore, 2005
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Thomas of Villanova - 450 years and Nicholas of Tolentine - 700 years

An Exhibit commemorating two Augustinian Saints

Villanova University, Falvey Memorial Library, August 15-September 30, 2005


 

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.