Wolfgang Georg Kimmig-Liebe, a German who dresses as St. Nicholas, at the general audience in St. Peter's Square on December 2, 2015. Credit: Daniel Ibanez/CNA

Wolfgang Georg Kimmig-Liebe, a German who dresses as St. Nicholas, at the general audience in St. Peter’s Square on December 2, 2015. Credit: Daniel Ibanez/CNA

Happy Feast of St. Nicholas! The Dec. 6 feast day honors the 4th-century Bishop of Myra most well-known for being the inspiration for the modern-day figure of Santa Claus.

But there’s a lot more to the real St. Nick than a red suit or gift-giving. In fact, the beloved saint was a staunch defender of the faith and advocate of the poor.

What is your favorite story about St. Nicholas?

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