Saints

Charity of St. Nicholas of Bari – Macchietti


The story shown is of the 4th-century saint, Nicholas of Myra. Under cover of darkness, Saint Nicholas throws three golden balls (representing money) through the window of a poor nobleman to help him supply dowries for his three daughters. The story gradually evolved into the Christmas tradition of Santa Claus. Artwork by G. Macchietti.


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