Born: March 15, 270 AD Death: December 6
St. Nicholas feast day is December 6th
canonized in the late 10th century
One day he was on his way home he came upon a woman with a withered hand. Stopping, he approached her, laid his hand on her, prayed to God, and made the sign of the cross. The hand miraculously became whole.
Saint Nicholas restored a burned child to health and became the patron saint of children.
About St Nicholas
St. Nicholas is believed to have died on December 6, 343. Over the years, stories of his miracles and work for the poor spread to other parts of the world. He became known as the protector of children and sailors and was associated with gift-giving.
Saint Nicholas controls the weather at sea and saved a ship from a wreck. He restored a drowned sailor to life.
God of joy and cheer,
we thank you for your servant,
the good bishop Nicholas.
In loving the poor,
he showed us your kindness;
in caring for your children,
he revealed your love.
Make us thoughtful
without need of reward
so that we, too, may be good followers of Jesus.