There are at least two saints by the name of Nicholas. St. Nicholas of Owens (1559-1829) was an artisan who built secret hiding places for priests during an era of Christian persecution. He was a layman who was known for receiving the Holy Eucharist (Communion) and praying to gain strength and insight before each of his projects.
The second St. Nicholas is the one most people know about, the St. Nicholas who by translation of languages eventually became known as Santa Claus. This is the St. Nicholas that I think about whenever I hear the Continue reading St. Nicholas