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Patron of Sailors | by Lawrence OP
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Patron of Sailors

Legend has it that Nicholas went to study in Alexandria, and while returning on one of his sea voyages to Myra, he saved the life of a sailor who tumbled from the ship's rigging in a storm. Upon returning to Myra, Nicholas brought the young sailor to church and baptised him, and thus he is the patron saint of sailors.


Detail from a stained glass window in St Nicholas' cathedral in Newcastle, and 6 December is his feast day.

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Taken on July 30, 2010