December 6 – Saint Nicholas of Myra

Saint Nicholas

listenO Good Jesus, Saint Nicholas was an archbishop who dearly loved to help the poor, especially young children.  He worked to protect the innocent and minister to those who were wronged.  Eventually, the stories of his kindness evolved into the legend of Santa Claus.  I ask him to intercede for all children, especially those in my family, and to pray for a good season of Advent.  May we use these days to remember the poor ones as we decide how to spend our money.  May we teach our children to follow the example of this saint.  Dear Lord, help us to honor You in all that we do during the holidays.  Saint Nicholas, pray for us.  Amen.

Quotes for Today

Saint Nicholas (270-343)

quoteThe giver of every good and perfect gift has called upon us to mimic His giving, by grace, through faith, and this is not of ourselves.”

quoteChildren, I beseech you to correct your hearts and thoughts, so that you may be pleasing to God. Consider that although we may reckon ourselves to be righteous and frequently succeed in deceiving men, we can conceal nothing from God. Let us therefore strive to preserve the holiness of our souls and to guard the purity of our bodies with all fervor.”


The prayer above is from Terry Modica’s book Daily Prayers with the Saints.

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