Thursday, December 6, 2007

the innocents

Today is the feast day of St. Nicholas, known as St. Nicholas Day. Last night, my childlike friends, who are very fond of St. Nicholas and doing well in the world, left a box of sweets on my doorstep. In keeping with the benevolent nature of St. Nicholas, such sweets are meant to be shared, not hoarded.

St. Nicholaus is, among other things, patron saint to children, sailors, and the innocent.

Images of St. Nicholaus by Elizabeth Janovsky
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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Saint Nicholi, patron Saint of sailors, greeks, and kids. The second most depicted saintly image in western art next to the BVM.

My treats came in a green chuck taylor hightop.

Chappy

m.o.i.@ warrior ant press said...

Patron performed almost as many miracles as the BVM and is seen on many, many more billboards. Curiously, such sightings aren't viewed with the same level of mysticsm as those of the BVM.