In one word, yes! He was the Bishop of Myra (now Demre in southwest Turkey). Sadly, he was imprisoned during Emperor Diocletian’s persecution (303-305) and attended the first ecumenical council of Nicaea (325). Famous for his loving, pastoral care, the many legendary stories of his charitable deeds became the basis for the figure of Santa Clause.
- Next Weekend’s Second Collection: Retirement Fund for Religious
- Next weekend: St. Peter’s Youth Christmas Dinner Theater “The Sounds and Stories of Christmas”