St. Nicholas of Myra (270 - 343) was a Bishop in Asia Minor. He came from a wealthy family but he was kind and generous. Once, he secretly gave three bags of gold to help a poor man’s daughters get married. When he became Bishop, he zealously defended the faith from incorrect teachings. There are many legends of him protecting children and sailors. He is popularly known as ‘Santa Claus’ today. He is the patron of children and his feast day is on 6 December.