ST. NICHOLAS, The Santa Claus

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Santa Claus, also known as Saint Nicholas, Father Christmas, Kris Kringle and simply “Santa”.

This saint is the patron of schoolboys. It is well known that his  feast is celebrated in many European countries by children putting  out their shoes in the evening, only to find them in the morning  filled with sweets and little gifts, presumably by St. Nicholas. In  some countries St. Nicholas visits families himself on December  6th and holds a cross-examination of the children, and those who  in his opinion deserve it, receive a present, while those who do  not, go without. In some countries on this day parents would have a talk  with each of their children in turn, telling them all the good things  they had noticed in them, praising them generously where praise  was earned, and with equal justice pointing out the faults in them  that needed to be corrected.

Wonderful way to build family in advent time!