Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Well, actually, a happy belated St. Nicholas Day. It was December 6. In many parts of the world and among many Christian groups, St. Nicholas Day kicks off the holiday season. St. Nicholas was the 4th century bishop of Smyrna and noted for his kindness to the poor and particularly to children. Today, his feast day is often a day for giving gifts, especially gifts given secretly.
A saint is someone who has led an exemplary life and is an inspiration to the rest of us. Of the many, many saints, how many were lawyers? I know of only two. St. Thomas More who was a prominent public lawyer until his conflict with Henry VIII, and St. Ives, who helped the poor.