December - Saint Nickolas (A.K.A. Santa Clause)


He is often called Saint Nickolas or Nickolas of Myra, where he served as a bishop. He was born in Turkey around 270 and died on December 6, 343. Today his bones lay at rest in a Basilica in Bari, Italy...

He was known for his generosity and often gave gifts secretly to those in need but he didn’t limit his gift giving to children...

The reason for his generosity was simple, he believed in Jesus and was compelled to follow his example of love! He was such a fierce follower of Jesus that some say he slapped Arius in the face at the council of Nicea when he denied that Jesus was God!

"What to Tell Your Kids About Santa Claus" By Caleb sukofamily.org/what-to-tell-your-kids-about-santa-claus/

St. Nicholas was born in Lycia, Asia Minor, and died as Bishop of Myra in 352. He performed many miracles and exercised a special power over flames. The first miracle attributed to Nicholas after he became a bishop was the safety of a child threatened by fire. He practiced both the spiritual and temporal works of mercy, and fasted twice a week. When he heard that a father who had fallen into poverty was about to expose his three daughters to a life of sin, Nicholas took a bag of gold and secretly flung it through the window into the room of the sleeping father. In this way, the three girls were dowered and saved from mortal sin and hell.
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