Nicholas, a generous 3rd-century bishop, came from a wealthy family. Legend has it that Nicholas would toss bags of gold through the windows of families who needed money to secure good marriages for their daughters. Over time, a gift-giving tradition grew around Saint Nicholas. In fact, every Christmas we all invite him to celebrate with us, but his name sounds a little different - you know him as Santa Claus!
Feast Day: December 6
Patronage: Children, Christmas, Marriage-Seeking, Sailors, Travelers