St. Nicholas had a deep devotion to Jesus. This devotion made him a compassionate leader in the Church who fearlessly procliamed the Gospel of Christ. In the mystery of Advent, he continues to point to Christ. His feast day on December 6 has long been a beautiful occasion for generosity to the unfortunate and the vulnerable, and to prepare children for the real meaning of Christmas. For more on this wonderful bishop and miracle worker, check out: The St. Nicholas Center.