Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Feast of Saint Nicholas

The feast of Saint Nicholas is a fun one for children and adults alike. Although there is a lot of myth surrounding the feast, there is also a lot of good truth. I had planned on posting a little somethin-somethin for this special feast but alas, my day has gotten away from me. If I want to make it through work tomorrow, I had best be getting to sleep.. NOW! So.. head on over to phatcatholic apologetics for the scoop on this great saint. (He went a little nuts since this is his patron in name... and he's just like that. But we love him in spite of himself. *wink*) Here's a short bio from Catholic Culture for you, too.
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. 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.
St. Nicholas, pray for us! All you holy angels and saints, pray for us!



Anonymous Anonymous said...

you forgot to provide a link!

phatcatholic apologetics

12/07/2006 01:52:00 PM  
Blogger Laura H. said...

SPAM! haha -- i figured you'd come in and give your own. *rolls eyes* but seriously, i didn't forget. i have a link in my sidebar. i've referenced you several times now - so i leave it to them to grab it from the right.

12/07/2006 04:31:00 PM  

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