Tag Archives: St. Nicholas

6 December – St. Nicholas – varia

It is St. Nicholas Day in Advent 2021.   There are all sorts of customs attached to this day, stemming from ancient times when St. Nicholas was much venerated for being… a saint. A saint who worked miracles. St. Nicholas is often … Read More

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New PRINTS from Daniel Mitsui: Of Awe, Whimsy, and Serious Head Bashing

The distinguished Catholic artist Daniel Mitsui sent me three prints of saints whose feast days are not very far off.  As usual, in his inimitable style, his images present both awe and whimsy. BUT FIRST… a touching story… After Mass last … Read More

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6 Dec – St Nicholas: SNOWFLAKE ALERT! NOT A “SAFE SPACE”!

WARNING SNOWFLAKES! This blog is NOT a Safe Space for you!  This post, especially, is NOT a Safe Space for you. You know which sites you can go to to be affirmed and unchallenged by anything truly Catholic.  Please go … Read More

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Did you get coal and sticks?

Happy Feast of St. Nicholas! Did Black Peter come to visit? A reader sent this.  Fun! You well-informed readers can fill in the blanks for those who might not know what is going on here. In the meantime here is … Read More

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6 Dec – St. Nicholas

Today is the Feast of St. Nicholas of Bari. Here is his very terse entry in the 2005 Martyrologium Romanum. 1. Sancti Nicolai, episcopi Myrensis in Lycia, sanctitate et intercessione apud thronum gratiae divinae praeclari. There is a relic of … Read More

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