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Friday, December 5, 2014

Put Your Shoes Out for St. Nicholas the Wonder-Worker

I love St. Nicholas. He was meek, loved the poor, and deprived himself of many good things to share with others. What a model for Advent. You can read about this great saint here and here.

Being meek didn't keep him from defending the faith with zeal. It's said that during one of the most contentious meetings during the Council of Nicea, he crossed the room and took a swing at the heretic Arius who denied that Christ was God.

Gosh, we could use some bishops like that in these days of playing kissy face with dissenters and outright heretics.

I'm putting my shoe out for St. Nicholas and asking him to fill it with spiritual intercessions that I might be more like him.

St. Nicholas, pray for us!


  1. Well, we have a few, praise God, that will publicly denounce heresy, maybe not by physically taking a swing at them, but by pounding their fist on the table in front of them demanding truth, and 'correcting' heretical proposals publicly and clearly. (I'm speaking of Cdl Pell at the Synod, and Cdl Burke, and of course recently, Cdl Mueller.
    St. Nicholas, pray for us, and pray for our Bishops!

  2. St. Nicholas is also venerated in the Orthodox Church.
    During my Balkans trip this summer, I visited and prayed in a Serbian Orthodox Church named for St. Nicholas in Kotor, Montenegro.

  3. Perhaps he will help bring about unity between the Eastern and Western churches. What a blessing that would be. That's the ecumenism I'm waiting for with eagerness!