He was a member of the Order of Saint Augustine. For thirty years he preached every day in the streets of Tolentino to the poor, the lowly, the sick and the abandoned. He was one of the great apostles of the souls in purgatory. Four great apostles of the souls in purgatory are: Saint Odilo, Saint Catherine of Genoa, Saint Nicholas of Tolentino, and Saint John Massias. Saint Nicholas of Tolentino died when he was sixty years old.