Thursday, December 6, 2007

St. Nicholas the Wonder-Worker


Saint Nicholas of Myra, the "Wonder-worker," was in some ways the Padre Pio of the fourth century. If people of some distant century were to read of the extraordinary miracles of Saint Pio, they would surely think them to be legendary, except that so many of his healings are documented. Saint Nicholas did not have the advantage of modern medical science to affirm the healings worked by God through him, but he has the devotion of the Church of the East and the West, and has long been venerated as patron of children, mariners, prisoners, miners and brides. The picture above by Russian artist Ilya Repin shows St. Nicholas delivering an innocent man from execution.

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3 comments:

alaughland said...

His name is a household word, yet most people know so little about him.

elena maria vidal said...

Isn't it amazing!

Kristen said...

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Thanks,
Kristen