We have honoured Saint Nicholas on his feast day these many years. This year the maturity of our children means that some chocolates are waiting outside their bedroom doors this morning. But when they were first introduced to him twenty-some years ago, the major gift of the season came on this morning. Christmas gifts were limited to gift exchanges.
So, in honour of Saint Nick:
It is believed that Nicholas was born in Patura, Lycia, Asia Minor, although the exact date is unknown. He was bishop of Myra, known for his great zeal and holiness.
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(Via Catholic Exchange.)