ROMAN INC - SAINT NICHOLAS - PATRON OF CHILDREN AND BRIDES
Patron of children and Brides
Figurine comes nicely displayed in a clear fronted box with the the Story of the saint on the outside and a prayer card inside.
The legend of St Nicholas tells of how he lost his wealthy parents to the plague when he was quite young and the he donated much of his inheritance to charity. As a generous young orphan, St Nicholas learned of three young sisters who could not become married because their family was too poor to afford their dowries, St Nicholas tossed a bag of gold coins through the window of their home on three occasions so that each sister had the dowry needed in order to be married. From the three bags of gold came the symbol of three gold balls which represent a desperate need for cash.
The charity and generosity of St Nicholas became well known miracles such as providing bread during times of famine calming waves during a storm for sailors and saving three boys from death, St Nicholas devoted his life to helping the poor and was chosen as Bishop of Myra.
St Nicholas is best known as a patron of children because of his devotion to helping the poor and his legend of miracles. He also became well known as Father Christmas and Santa Claus.
Feast Day: December 6
The Tropar to St Nicholas
The truth of things revealed you to your flock as a rule of faith, and icon of meekness and a teacher of temperance, therefore you reached the heights through humility and wealth, through poverty. O Holy Bishop, Father Nicholas pray to Christ, God, for the salvation of our souls.
Material: Stone / Resin Mix
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