ST. NICHOLAS – Patron of Bakers/Brides/Children
Saint Nicholas is remembered for his generosity to others and his concern for the less fortunate. His parents died when he was young, and he obeyed Jesus’ word from then on, selling his possessions to help the less fortunate. He was eventually exiled and imprisoned by Roman Emperor Diocletian, who ruthlessly persecuted Christians. His life and benevolent nature was the basis for the Christmas figure Santa Claus.
d. c.346 at Myra, Lycia
Patronage: Children, Bakers, Brides, Brewers, Merchants, Sailors Feast Day: Decemeber 6