Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Saint Nicolas of Bari

  • Divine birth: The birth of Santa Claus

    San Nicola, or Saint Nicolas of Bari, is the Patron Saint of Bari, Italy. Born during the third century in what is now Turkey, he came from a wealthy family and used his money to help the poor and the sick. As Bishop of Myra, also in Turkey, he was briefly jailed by the Romans…