Saint Nick's Day

Everyone knows who santa is, right? From http://www.stnicholascenter.org/Brix?pageID=44,
In the West Nicholas is most widely known as the patron saint of children. Many of his stories tell of children rescued from calamity and returned to the care and keeping of their families. In France the most familiar story, both told and sung, is of three little children lured into the clutches of an evil butcher and rescued by St. Nicholas. Other stories, as well, tell of children who disappeared, were kidnaped, fell into a well, or suffered some other disaster-all to be delivered through the good offices of St. Nicholas. These accounts of a child forcibly taken from parents, followed by a time of grieving and despair, then the miraculous return of the child, have profound and universal appeal which makes Nicholas the much valued Guardian of Children. It is no wonder he is the beloved patron saint of children.

So here we are...today we set up our stockings, and let the miracles happen.

1 comment:

Zane W. Gray said...

The picture turned out great, and even Bre almost smiled (I think she did in one of the discarded shots).

I'm glad you didn't mention the story of St. Nick and the pickle barrel. That one gives me chills every time!