Tuesday, December 06, 2005

On the Feast of St Nicholas...

Here in Italy St Nicholas of Myra (that strange Turk with the long white beard who lives at the North Pole) is known as St Nicholas of Bari because his relics are there. Apparently an oily substance (The Manna of St Nichlas) is said to emerge from his remains and is supposed to have curative properties.
Curiously, I read in the newspaper this morning that the new airport in Bari will be named after our dear depared John Paul II.

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