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'Saint Nicholas'
(Archived on Monday - December - 06/12/2021 )

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Our photo today ties in with the feast of St Nicholas (More in Thought For Today below)

On This Day
On Dec 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

Birthday's Today
Rick Buckler (Drummer with the Jam) is 66
Noel Skehan (Former Kilkenny Hurler with 9 All Ireland medals) is 77

Interesting Quote for Today
"Beauty is eternity gazing at itself in a mirror. But you are eternity, and you are the mirror." ~ Kahlil Gibran

Saint For Today: Saint Nicholas

Significane of Today: Today is Saint Nicholas Day, also called the Feast of Saint Nicholas. It always falls during the season of Advent

 

Thought on Monday - December - 06/12/2021

'Believe in love. Believe in magic. Believe in Santa. Believe in others. Believe in yourself. Believe in your dreams. If you don't, who will?' ~Jon Bon Jovi

Today (Dec 6th ) is the feast of St Nicholas. He came from a wealthy family and decided to share all his money with the poor. He always did so quietly and without fuss. He would drop some gold coins down the chimney of those who were really poor. People wondered who the generous donor was. One day someone found out it was Nicholas. His name and fame began to spread to many countries and so Santa Claus as we know him today came into being.

We give gifts at Christmas because we know deep within that it's good to express our love for those who are special and important to us. Thanks to Nicholas, Santa is alive and well. Our world would be such a darker place without his inspiring presence.

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