We published this last year, but had forgotten all that was written. We thought it wouldn’t hurt to share it again.
Have a happy St. Nicholas Day!
Walking through the hallway outside our nurses’ office, I asked our residents in the med. line if they had celebrated St. Nicholas Day as children, putting out their shoes. To my surprise, none of them had. As a child, St. Nicholas visited our home every year on the eve of his feast in early December.
Last year, we at St. Anne’s had an 18-year old German girl, Antonia Kerl, stay with us for about three months. This included St. Nicholas Day. On that occasion, she did a program for our residents on “Christmas in Germany,” sharing German food and customs with our residents. For the December issue of our newsletter, The Broadcaster, she also contributed a little article, featuring St. Nicholas as our “Saint of the Month.” It ran as follows:
St. Nicholas was born in 270 AD and died on December 6, 343. He was the Bishop of Myra (what…
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