by Maria J. Santomauro, Development Director
On Sunday December 5, Residents, staff, volunteers and their families all gathered together at Holy Family Residence in celebration of Saint Nicholas Day. It was a day to share in the story of Saint Nicholas and to experience timeless traditions still celebrated around the world today.
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Nearly 50 grandchildren and great-grandchildren of our Residents and staff learned many worldwide customs, including placing one shoe in front of the fireplace, an annual child-hood tradition that remains popular in many European countries and in parts of the United States. This special day served as a reminder that Christmas is a time of family; a time of sharing and a time of hope. It was also a reminder that the story of Santa Claus truly evolved from that of St. Nick!