Stories & Legends
Stories about St. Nicholas were first told while he was living, as sailors already claimed him as their patron saint. Sailing to different ports and along rivers, they carried Nicholas stories throughout Europe. As stories were told and retold, imaginative and sometimes miraculous details were added—details which vary in different accounts of the same episode. Only a unique and special person inspires such a rich legacy.
These stories reveal St. Nicholas' character; the story of a man who embodied love—love for God and care for people. He was ready to help in any way—truly loving neighbor as himself. The stories reveal a man, lover of the poor and patron saint of children, who is a worthy example. Bishop Nicholas put Jesus Christ at the center of his ministry and his entire life—a true saint.
Life & Miracles of Saint Nicholas, by Alexander Boguslawski. The vignettes illustrate thirty-one stories.
More Stories & Poems from the Resource section
Introductory stories for children, some especially for classroom use, folk tales, and much more