Monday, December 6, 2021
December 6 is the feast day of St. Nicholas. St. Nicholas was a third century bishop who is recognized as the origin of the Santa Claus story. He was known for his generosity and his habit of secret gift giving.
St. Nicholas is the patron of children, coopers, sailors, fishermen, merchants, broadcasters, the falsely accused, repentant thieves, brewers, pharmacists, archers, and pawnbrokers.