Saint Nicholas

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Saint Nicholas

or Saint Nick  (sānt)
n.
Santa Claus.
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Noun1.Saint Nicholas - a bishop in Asia Minor who is associated with Santa Claus (4th century)Saint Nicholas - a bishop in Asia Minor who is associated with Santa Claus (4th century)
2.Saint Nicholas - the legendary patron saint of childrenSaint Nicholas - the legendary patron saint of children; an imaginary being who is thought to bring presents to children at Christmas
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Saint Nicholas and the Mouse of Myra" is a creative artistic rendering of the life of Bishop Nicholas of Myra in graphic novel format with one added fictional character, Cicero the mouse.
But dig deeper, and we find Santa's antecedent in the 4th-century Saint Nicholas of Myra.
Instead, we might wish to celebrate the original Santa: the real-life, deeply pious Saint Nicholas of Myra as they do in Europe.
His body will be removed to St Nicholas of Myra church on Francis Street this evening.
I have also suggested that Saint Nicholas of Myra may well have existed and was in fact a godly bishop.