St Nicholas Candy Cane Blessing

By |2017-09-06T04:37:09+10:00July 16th, 2012|Categories: Advent & Christmas, Rituals & Prayer|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

This little family prayer ritual is a perfect way to celebrate St Nicholas' feast day on the 6th of December. For more information on St Nicholas and the many traditions of his feast day, see this article. This prayer compliments the CathFamily St Nic Candy Cane Holder Activity. Materials: St Nic's Candy Cane Holder(Click Here)

St Nic Candy Cane Holder

By |2017-09-06T04:35:36+10:00July 16th, 2012|Categories: Activities, Advent & Christmas, Craft|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

St Nicolas is usually depicted in crimson or deep purple bishop robes (not the bright red of commercial Santas). The European tradition of hanging stockings by the fire and serving oranges comes from the story of the three sisters which is sometimes told with gold balls (represented as oranges) instead of bags of gold. Common

Saint of Generosity

By |2017-09-06T02:15:56+10:00June 18th, 2012|Categories: Advent & Christmas, Articles|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Who is St Nicolas? Born in the third century in modern day Turkey, his wealthy parents raised Nicolas to be a devout Christian. Responding to Christ’s radical call of total devotion, he gave away his wealth becoming Bishop of Myra while still a young man. He spent a number of years in prison under