Many of the legends concerning St. Nicholas had to do with his abounding charity and extraordinary miracles, and particularly his Christ-like love for children, so that in Catholic countries he is said to make an annual visit on his feast day to bring presents to little ones.
Once again, my Advent is not according to plan. This includes this lovely feast day of St. Nicholas.
No gifts for the kids but we did manage to give a special something in thanksgiving for my husband's well-being & His grace, united with the intercession of St. Nicolas & Our Blessed Mother.
Our days are not perfect but we seek to persevere in daily prayers, spiritual readings, and almsgiving – all in joyful waiting and desire to prepare our hearts for JESUS CHRIST.
Below are links to versions of our Advent list. It’s a simple list that helps keep us accountable. ALL FOR!
“Let us pray that we shall be able to welcome Jesus at Christmas not in the cold manger of a selfish heart, but in a heart full of love, compassion, joy and peace, a heart warm with love for one another.”
~Bl. Teresa of Calcutta