Walter will play Santa again this year and recommends DeRose Photography. Mention Berwick College when you get your Santa picture done and our CSG will get a donation for chaplaincy support. Joe has set up a Santas Corner at Pakenham Place Shopping Centre 67-69 Main St, Pakenham, right in front of Coles.
Saint Nicholas / Nikolaos of Myra, was a historic 4th-century Christian Bishop. He is also known as Nikolaos the Wonderworker and had a reputation for secret gift-giving, such as putting coins in the shoes of those who left them out for him and thus became the model for Santa Claus. In the most famous anecdote a poor man had three daughters but could not afford a proper dowry for them. This meant that they would remain unmarried and probably, would have to become prostitutes. Even if they did not, unmarried maidens in those days would have been assumed as being a prostitute. Hearing of the girls' plight, Nicholas decided to help them, and went to the house under the cover of night to throw three purses with gold coins through the window opening into the house.
Merry Christmas to all and a blessed New Year !