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Today is the Feast of one of the most popular saints of all times – St. Nicholas of Myra. This great bishop and wonderworker has sadly been marginalized in the United States, having been replaced by a cartoon image known as Santa Claus. Yeah me! It’s my feast day!!
I am very sorry, but I don’t have time to flesh out a history of St. Nicholas, full of fun and interesting facts.
It’s a good thing that someone else has already done it all – and 100 times better than I could.
Please, please, please, check out the absolute best website about St. Nicholas. I can’t even begin to describe how deliciously good it is. No question is left unanswered.
The name of the website is The St. Nicholas Center. At this great website, you’ll discover a multitude of things like:
- Who is St. Nicholas? Who is Santa Claus? Are they the same?
- Was St. Nicholas a Real Person?
- What are some of the stories and legends of St. Nicholas?
- What are some of the miracles of St. Nicholas?
- How do people around the world celebrate St. Nicholas?
- What do the Belgians and French do?
- What can we do at our home here in the United States?
- Great Stuff Just for Kids
Once again, I’m sorry that I can’t do a better job, but I’m pressed for time. Please check out the St. Nicholas Center to find out about this great and beloved saint.
As soon as I have more time, I’ll post something a bit more substantial.
Meanwhile, check out a good blog entry at Family in Feast and Feria, where Jennifer Miller provides some good St. Nicholas reading material.