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Pietro da Monterubbiano, OSA. Vita Sancti Nicolai Tolentinatis. Published in Laurentius Surius, Historiae seu Vitae Sanctorum vol. 9. Turin: Typografia Pontificia et Archiepiscopali, 1878
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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


 

Pietro da Monterubbiano, OSA. Vita Sancti Nicolai Tolentinatis.  Published in Laurentius Surius, Historiae seu Vitae Sanctorum vol. 9. Turin: Typografia Pontificia et Archiepiscopali, 1878.

Pietro da Monterubbiano wrote his life of St. Nicholas in 1326.  The work remained in manuscript until Boninus Mombritius included it in his collection of lives of the saints published in Milan c. 1479.  Laurentius Surius published a shortened version of the life in his series of lives of the saints in Cologne, 1570-1575. In turn, the Jesuit editors of the “Acta Sanctorum” published a life based on the above two works and some manuscripts.  No modern critical edition of the life exists, but one is in preparation.