Injustice / Nicholas of Tolentino, 1245–1305, Feast Day: September 10
Born in Umbria, Italy, Nicholas was a preacher known for working miracles. When he was born, and again in the year before his death, a star was seen wherever he went. He was a peacemaker in a town torn by political strife. Nicholas worked with the poor and with prisoners, many of whom he worked to free. He was especially devoted to praying for the recently dead and the souls in purgatory.
Other patronages: Cordoba (Spain), Lima; partridges, sick animals; boatmen; babies, dying people, souls in purgatory, women in labor
Invoked: against fever, fire, thunderstorms, pestilence