December 06, 2018

⛪ Saint Nicholas of Myra - Priest Abbot Bishop

⛪ Saint of the Day : 06 December

 Feast Day:
6 December
22 May (translation from relics) ( 9 May on the Julian calendar)

 Other Names :
Nicholas of Bari, Nicholas of Lpnenskij, Nicholas of Lipno, Nicholas of Sarajskij
Nicholas the Miracle Worker, Santa Claus

In Brazil, Spain and Peru, he's called Papa Noel.
In Italy he is known as Babbo Natale.
In France, he's known as Pere Noel.
In Germany, he is known as either Christindl, or the Christ Child.
In Morocco he is known as Black Peter.
In the Netherlands, he is called Kerstman.
In Finland, he is called Joulupukki.
In Costa Rica, Colombia, and parts of Mexico, the gift bearer is el NiΓ±o Jesus, "the infant Jesus."

St. Nicholas, the patron Saint of Russia, was born toward the end of the third century. His uncle, the Archbishop of Myra in Lycia, ordained him priest, and appointed him abbot of a monastery ; and on the death of the archbishop he was elected to the vacant see. Throughout his life he retained the bright and guileless manners of his early years, and showed himself the special protector of the innocent and the wronged. Nicholas once heard that a person who had fallen into poverty intended to abandon his three daughters to a life of sin. Determined, if possible, to save their innocence, the Saint went out by night, and, taking with him a bag of gold, flung it into the window of the sleeping father and hurried off. He, on awaking, deemed the gift a godsend, and with it dowered his eldest child. The Saint, overjoyed at his success, made like venture for the second daughter ; but the third time, as he stole away, the father, who was watching, overtook him and kissed his feet, saying : " Nicholas, why dost thou conceal thyself from me ? Thou art my helper, and he who has delivered my soul and my daughters' from hell." St. Nicholas is usually represented by the side of a vessel, wherein a certain man had concealed the bodies of his three children whom he had killed, but who were restored to life by the Saint. He died a.d. 342. His relics were translated in 1807, to Bari, Italy, and there, after fifteen
centuries, " the manna of St. Nicholas " still flows from his bones and heals all kinds of sick.

Reflection —Those who would enter heaven must be as little children, whose greatest glory is their innocence. Now, two things are ours to do : first, to preserve it in ourselves, or regain it by penance ; secondly, to love and shield it in others.

Source : Pictorial Lives of Saints

Relics :
relics believed to be at Bari , Italy

Patronage :
against fire, against imprisonment, against robberies, against robbers, against storms at sea, against sterility, against thefts, altar servers, archers, boys, brides, captives, children, choir boys, happy marriages, lawsuits lost unjustly, lovers, maidens, penitent murderers, newlyweds, old maids, paupers, pilgrims, poor people, prisoners, scholars, schoolchildren, students, penitent thieves, spinsters, travelers, unmarried girls, apothecaries, bakers, bankers, barrel makers, boatmen, boot blacks, brewers, butchers, button makers, candle makers, chair makers, cloth shearers, coopers, dock workers, druggists, educators, farm workers, farmers, firefighters, fish mongers, fishermen, grain merchants, grocers, grooms, hoteliers, innkeepers, judges, lace merchants, lawyers, linen merchants, longshoremen, mariners, merchants, millers, notaries, parish clerks, pawnbrokers, Perfumeries, Perfumers, pharmacists, poets, ribbon weavers, sailors, ship owners, shoe shiners, soldiers, spice merchants, spinners, stone masons, tape weavers, teachers, toy makers, vintners, watermen, weavers.

More Info :
πŸ“— Saint Peter's Basilica InfoπŸ“— Saints for SinnersπŸ“— Saints Stories for All AgesπŸ“— Saints Stories for All AgesπŸ“— Translation of Saint NicholasπŸ“— Vultus Christi : Novena to Saint Nicholas the Wonder WorkerπŸ“— Wikipedia : Saint NicholasπŸ“— Wikipedia : Translation of Relics

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