St. Nicholas

Saint Nicholas, also known as Nicholas of Myra, was a 4th-century Christian bishop who lived in the city of Myra, in what is now Turkey. He is one of the most popular and beloved saints, known for his generosity and miracles. One of the most famous stories about Saint Nicholas is that he secretly provided dowries for three impoverished sisters, which is why he is often associated with gift-giving. Over time, this tradition evolved into the modern figure of Santa Claus. Saint Nicholas is revered for his kindness, compassion, and devotion to helping those in need. His feast day, December 6th, is celebrated with gift-giving and acts of charity in many parts of the world.

Feast Day is on December 6
Patronage: Children, sailors, merchants, archers, repentant thieves, brewers, and pawnbrokers