Saint Nicholas of Asia Minor could be called,
“the man who would be Santa Claus.” During his earthly life (c.
280-343), he was known for his generosity, often giving in secret. He
was also a man of social justice, standing up for those who were
mistreated and helping those who were hungry. Many respected and loved
him. After his death, through miracles and stories, he became an even
more influential presence in the world. You may know him by the name
Santa Claus. Nicholas of Myra lived a long, full life. He
died on December 6, 343.
Nicholas, the man, the myth and the saint, offers us much to learn and plenty to celebrate! These resources will get you started: