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Saints How did the work of the saints affect the people of the time The work of the saints affected the people of that time in incredible ways and in some instances there work is still affecting us now In the following essay there will be various Saints listed with there accomplishments and brief description of there past One of the more popular Saints of our time was Saint Nicholas who became a Christian prelate that lived in the late 4th century Patron saint of Russia traditionally associated with Christmas celebrations He was a native of Patara formerly a city in the Asia Minor Nicholas entered the nearby monastery of Sion and afterward became archbishop of the metropolitan church in Myra Lycia He is said to have been imprisoned during the persecutions of Emperor Diocletian and to have attended the first Council of Nicaea At the end of the 11th century some Italian merchants transported his remains from Myra to Bari Italy where his tomb is now a shrine Nicholas is the patron saint of children scholars virgins sailors and merchants and in the Middle Ages he was regarded by thieves as their patron saint as well Legend tells of his hidden gifts to the three daughters of a poor man who was unable to give them dowries was about to abandon them to prostitution From this tale has grown the custom of secret gifts on the Eve of Saint Nicholas Because of the close proximity of dates Christmas and Saint Nicholass DayDec6 are now celebrated simultaneously in many countries Santa Claus is physically known as being overweight jolly and being bearded has the exact physical and the same personality as Saint Nicholas It is thought that this figure that is loved by almost every little child in the world is derived from Saint Nicholas Saint Anselm was another great Saint whos work revolutionized philosophy as we know it Out of his life work
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