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How Did a Holy Bishop Become Jolly Ole St. Nick?

Last edited 7th December 2010

How Did a Holy Bishop Become Jolly Ole St. Nick?

The real St. Nicholas was nothing close to the St. Nick (Santa Claus) of the modern age. He was a thin curmudgeonly man with a zeal for the Lord that caused flairs of anger. Compromise was unknown to him. The slow transformation of him into “Jolly ole’ Saint Nicholas is a remarkable recasting of him centuries in the making... read this article by Msgr. Charles Pope to get the real story about St. Nick!


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