Happy Feast Day
 Saint Nicholas
  270 - 343
 Feast Day: December 6
 Patronage:...

Happy Feast Day
Saint Nicholas
270 – 343
Feast Day: December 6
Patronage: Children, sailors, fishermen, merchants, broadcasters, the falsely accused, prostitutes, repentant thieves
Known for his secret generosity, Nicholas would do things such as leaving coins in the shoe people left outside. He would thus serve as the prototype for the character Santa Claus. Nicholas was said to have helped a desperately poor father planning on selling his daughters into prostitution. He gave the family three bags of gold, symbolized by three large golden balls, which he is ofter portrayed.
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