CHRISTMAS TALES - CHRISTMAS SAINTS
The Christmas Saints
According to the legend the first of the Premysl was a plowman who married a Bohemian princess
Oh Santa Claus the bells the bells are calling From town to town, where goodwill doth abide
ST LUCIA OF SYRACUSE Lucia was born to a noble and prosperous family in Syracuse on the island of Sicily.
ST NICHOLAS DAY 6th DECEMBER NICHOLAS OF MYRA Nicholas was the Bishop of Myra, Lycia modern day Turkey.
STEPHEN THE MARTYR St. Stephen was one of the first seven deacons selected and specially ordained by the Apostles to
THOMAS PATRON SAINT OF St Thomas the Apostle is the patron saint against doubt and of architects,
The feast of St Nicholas is widely celebrated though what they believe and the way it is
In Italy the big San Nicola festival commemorates the event of 1087 when the mortal remains of St.
During this narrative I will be answering the eternal question which is all pervading during the festive season namely does Santa Claus really exist?
After the demise of the puritans in Europe and America the St Nicholas legend went from strength to strength.
In the eyes of the Catholic church, a saint is a person who’s lived such a holy life that even after death and their ascent to heaven they are still able to help the earth bound souls.
The saint and the butcher is a popular St Nicholas tale in northern France which is told every year before St Nicholas day.
St. Thomas is sometimes called Didymus the Twin or the Apostle of India or more often Doubting Thomas, he was a Jew and a carpenter and was one of the original twelve disciples chosen by Christ
Belgium is one of the few countries who celebrate more than one Christmas tradition within its borders.
Remember, Remember the 21 st of December St Thomas the apostle is about