When I was just a kid my dad always maintained a nice little (Catholic) tradition with us kids. Every year, on the eve of St. Nicholas day, he'd have us leave our shoes out for them to be filled secretly during the night by St. Nicholas!
My father, in his wisdom, taught us to santify the Advent season in this way. We were to keep "Christ" in CHRISTmas while at the same time learning who the "real" "Santa Claus" was...or who the other real Santa was!
Thursday, December 07, 2006
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ho ho ho
Very good - not just a catholic tradition though. In fact, it's arguably most widespread amongst Lutherans, where the St Nicholas' Eve wooden shoe is an important tradition across northern mainland Europe.
wow, a letter from santa! we'll blog that one today for the cause!
also, nice to read that our seperated brothers and sisters have in some parts of europe kept this "tradition" of st. nick. their "buffet" world of religion never ceases to make me weep...
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