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The Real St. Nicholas

The Real St. Nicholas

By John Bookser Feister

The historical St. Nicholas of Myra is a far cry from Santa Claus. He's the patron saint of children, women seeking husbands, travelers and more. We talked to an Eastern Orthodox expert to get a better portrait of this very popular saint.

Friends of the Creche

Friends of the Crèche

By Barbara Beckwith

A new society for those who love, own and collect representations of the Nativity wants to keep Christ's birth central to Christmas celebrations..

Friends of the Creche

Entries to Advent

By Kathy Coffey

Last Advent we were in mourning, living with the aftermath of the horrors of September 11. This Advent, we need to focus on signs of hope for the future.


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