The baroque fresco of St. Nicholas of Tolentino by Morazzone, 16th century, in the side nave of Chiesa di San Agostino (Basilica of St. Augustine) in Rome. / Renata Sedmakova/Shutterstock

St. Louis, Mo., Sep 10, 2022 / 06:00 am (CNA).

For St. Nicholas of Tolentino, the Catholic imperative to pray for the dead was made very real to him.

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