1st Friday, December 2013
St. Nicholas is the great saint of Christmas, and he is loved by all. Similar to St. Martin’s Day, the celebration of St. Nicholas was so popular that it was even adopted by Protestants as Santa Claus. This early-Church bishop was considered a martyr because of what he suffered for the Faith, although he was never killed. Through the text of his Mass we can learn a great deal about his story and its importance.