By Bjoertvedt (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)
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On this, the feast day of Saint Nicholas, stories of “hope” abound in the words, thoughts and prayers of every child and everyone who remembers being a child. The reason Nicholas has become the patron saint of children stems from a story of his secretly supplying the dowry for three daughters of a poor man. Without his gifts, the daughters likely faced a future of prostitution and certain poverty. Imagine the happiness of the children and the parent.