05 February 2015

Saint Nicholas, Friend to Sailors

Saint Nicholas of Myra is often referred to as a friend to sailors, and is depicted standing in a boat or rescuing a drowning sailor. A traditional story tells of a ship on the Mediterranean caught by a storm that became grounded. Unable to maneuver it back into deeper water, the sailors called on Saint Nicholas for aid. The saint then appeared on the ship and gave the sailors a helping hand in order to set sail once again.
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