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'Saint Nicholas'
(Archived on Friday - December - 06/12/2019 )

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Today (Dec 6th) is the feast of St.Nicholas. Santa as we know him today started with Nicholas. Our thought for today below explains why todays feast day is so important.

 

Thought on Friday - December - 06/12/2019

'Yes, there is a Santa Claus. He exists as certainly as love, generosity and devotion exist. How dreary our world if there were no Santa Claus. The eternal light with which childhood fills the world would be extinguished.' ~Francis Church

Today is the feast of St.Nicholas. He came from a wealthy family and decided to give all his money to the poor. He always did so quietly and without fuss. He would drop some gold coins down the chimney of those who were really poor. People wondered who the generous donor was. One day someone found out it was Nicholas. His name and fame began to spread to many countries and so Santa Claus as we know him today came into being. We give gifts at Christmas because we know deep within that its good to express our love for those who are special and important to us. Thanks to Nicholas, Santa is alive and well. Our world would be such a darker place without his inspiring presence.

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