Probably one of the most popular saints of the Advent season is St. Nicholas. He is, of course, extremely popular with children. Many cultures have very old traditions associated with his feast day which is December 6th. These traditions can involve leaving your shoe out on the evening before St. Nicholas' feast day with the anticipation that in the morning you would awaken to find that St. Nicholas had left you treats in your shoe.
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Matthew was filled with joy and gratitude and promised to forever be grateful to the holy saint for freeing him from jail. Then, he purchased a new doll and went home to celebrate with his wife and daughter and to plan to rebuild his barn in order to be ready for the next growing season.
Retold from a story in The Real St. Nicholas by Louise Carus
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