Opinion From Herald columnists and readers
Of gifts at Christmas, novelist J.K. Rowling observed that “one can never have enough socks. Another Christmas has come and gone and I didn’t get a single pair. People will insist on giving me books.”
It all started with a lost birth certificate. The Holy Spirit was at work that day and hasn’t slowed down since.
“Up on the housetop, click, click, click!
Down through the chimney with Good Saint Nick!”
There is hardly a more popular saint than Nicholas, bishop of Myra, patron of Sicily, Greece, Russia and numerous cities. Within the Universal Church, in both Latin and Eastern rites, hundreds of churches bear his name.
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