Today is the feast day of Saint Nicholas. I have posted a new video below to mark and celebrate this special saint.

The story of Saint Nicholas is such a beautiful one. His feast day is celebrated every year on December 6th and his love is spread all over the world right up to Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Santa who is alive and well today began with the kindness and the love of Saint Nicholas. We thank Santa for all the love he creates every Christmas. There is a lot of love in our world today thanks to Santa. We share this love with each other whether you are 1 or 100+ Thanks to Saint Nicholas and Santa our world is a better place. Happy Christmas

On This Day

On December 6th 1768 the 1st edition of Encyclopedia Brittanica is published in Scotland
On Dec 6th 2018 Luxembourg becomes the first country to make all public transport free

Birthdays Today

Rick Buckler (Drummer with the Jam) is 67
Noel Skehan (Former Kilkenny Hurler with 9 All Ireland medals) is 78

Saint For Today

The Saint for today is Saint Nicholas

Significance Of Today

Today is the feast day of Saint Nicholas (More in the video below)

Interesting Quote For Today

“Believing in Santa is believing in love, light, and magic. Spread joy on Christmas by keeping Santa alive.” ~Author Unknown

Did You Know

Santa’s sleigh is the fastest vehicle ever! On Christmas Eve, Santa has to travel around the world to deliver presents to all the children on the nice list. There about 2.5 billion children in the world – so Santa’s sleigh has to move at a speed of around 1,800 miles per second, wow!

Video for the week🎥 (Updated every Wednesday🎥)

This weeks video is called ‘Saint Nicholas – the real Santa of love’

Thought For The Week

Advent increases our hope, a hope which does not disappoint.’ ~Pope Francis

This weekend just gone marked the beginning of our journey through Advent. The season of Advent can be a lovely time to think and reflect about the important things in life. For me it is such a beautiful time of year. Everyone agrees that Christmas can be busy and stressful. But Advent can allow us to pause and reflect, if we can make the time for this. It can also be a time to celebrate the little and important things in life. It allows us to express our love for each other in meaningful ways.

We know the world we live in today can best be described as fragile, frantic and often seems to have no anchor. The same can sometimes be described of our own lives too. No matter how busy we are, there is an in-built need to mind ourselves, to relax, to be ourselves, to recharge and to prioritise what is important. The only way this can happen is when we slow down enough, but as we all know so well, doing this is always a challenge.

Advent 2023 has a powerful message that no matter how dark things may get there will always be light and hope. The prayers of Advent touch in on each person walking in some darkness and yet awaiting and anticipating a great light. The prayers also include prayers for peace. These prayers are not wishful thinking but genuine heartfelt prayers that can and will find results. Even if these results come in whispers we will gladly embrace them. Advent is a time for us to hear those other quiet whispers in our lives of a God gently calling us from darkness to light. I hope and pray that the coming weeks of Advent will have some meaning for you.

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