Miracles of Saint Nicholas

The miraculous column
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The miraculous column

The miraculous column is a reddish column preserved in a corner of the crypt where the remains of St. Nicholas rest. Until 1953 it was part of the colonnade surrounding the tomb of the Saint. This column is called “miraculous” for its alleged thaumaturgical properties. It is at the center of one of the most...

Saint Nicholas and the gift of the three girls
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Saint Nicholas and the gift of the three girls

The gift to the three poor girls is perhaps one of the most famous episodes in the life of St. Nicholas, so much so as to be mentioned by Thomas Aquinas and Dante Alighieri. According to tradition, the young Saint Nicholas had heard of the sad story of a neighbor of his with three young...