The 17th century church of San Nicola da Tolentino agli Orti di Sallustiano (St Nicholas of Tolentino in the Gardens of Sallust) is dedicated to St Nicholas of Tolentino, a 13th century Augustinian friar.
St Nicholas of Tolentino (c. 1246-1305) is known as the patron of Holy Souls and is particularly invoked as an advocate for the souls in Purgatory.
He was canonised by Pope Eugenius IV (r. 1431-47) on June 6th, 1446. His feast day is September 10th.
My name is David Lown and I am an art historian from Cambridge, England. Since 2001 I have lived in Italy, where I run private walking tours of Rome.
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