Saturday, December 6, 2008

*St. Nicholas..........December 6





St. Nicholas was known for his charity. Let us look closer at our thoughts regarding material goods in this Christmas season and find ways to share more with those in real need.

There is a legend that St. Nicholas raised three children from the dead who had been killed and put into a barrel, and thus became the patron saint of children. Legend grew so that he became associated with helping and loving children, and this also contributed to the legend of Santa Claus.

Read more about St. Nicholas.


Here is a translation of the French words on the front of today's St. Nicholas card:[The hanging sign says, "Butcher Shop"]
[At the bottom:] "St. Nicholas and the Miracle of the Three Little Children. Ask him for his help in your small troubles. He will protect you from dangers of the present day, and he will maintain the faith in your serene souls. Never in vain did a child invoke his assistance."I looked at the poem on the back of the card and got a very rough translation of it. I decided not to perfect the translation because the text is pretty gruesome (about the butcher's preparation to kill the kids), and I don't think that it adds anything of value.

9 comments:

Carolina Cannonball said...

Hey, Micki...

A fav site for my fav Saint with LOADS of holy cards listed by region.

http://www.stnicholascenter.org/Brix?pageID=183&category_sakey=21

Anonymous said...

Here is a translation of the French words on the front of today's St. Nicholas card:

[The hanging sign says, "Butcher Shop"]

[At the bottom:] "St. Nicholas and the Miracle of the Three Little Children. Ask him for his help in your small troubles. He will protect you from dangers of the present day, and he will maintain the faith in your serene souls. Never in vain did a child invoke his assistance."

I looked at the poem on the back of the card and got a very rough translation of it. I decided not to perfect the translation because the text is pretty gruesome (about the butcher's preparation to kill the kids), and I don't think that it adds anything of value.
John

Prayerflowers said...

Hi precious Micki,
I love this picture. St. Nicholas has always had a special place in my heart (and I am sure many feel the same way).

Miss you...I sent you an email this morning.
Love,
Prayerflowers

Anonymous said...

Hi Micki...Each day I can hardly wait to get to your site to see what gift you have shared with us that day! I so enjoy everything that you share and feel so blessed to have found your site. "Peace & Joy" ~Freda~

Easter A. said...

Hello dear Micki :-)

It's good to be here. I know a different version of the story which encourages all of us also to seek St. Nicholas' intercession. I love that invoking his help can give us a sense of childlikeness - being that he helped 3 little children...

How I thank you, dear Micki, for all you do!

Much love to you! :-)

Micki said...

Carolina Cannonball - Thanks for the fabulous site filled with pictures. How great is that!

John - Thanks for the translation...I'm sure we are better off not knowing the words about the butcher's plans.

Prayerflowers - Oh how wonderful to think you are doing better. You are still in my prayers though.
Hope to touch base with you soon.

Freda - You always say the sweetest things. Makes my reading comments a real "thanks be to God" time.

Easter - And what you are doing is so much more time consuming and oh so worthwhile. Raising your beautiful children is also a true gift to God. (how is the book doing?)

Easter A. said...

Hello my dearest friend, Micki,

Hugs to you!!!

Thank you! God is full of surprises (I know you know that
:-) ). I discovered a few things along the way that He wanted me to do. So as much as I would have liked for it to be ready for this coming Christmas, God lovingly reminded me once again that it is His book, not mine, and that He has his own timeline (ha ha ha...). Isn't He just wonderful, Micki? God be praised, indeed! And thank you for checking on me regarding that. :-)

Much love to you, dear Micki! :-)

Micki said...

Dear Easter, you always bring such a smile to my face. I love your awareness of God's "surprises."
You brighten everyones day with your kind words and gentle spirit. Praise God for you.

Easter A. said...

ditto...

(((((((((((Micki)))))))))

I believe that was God hugging you for hugging me and all of us who come here :-).