This invocation to Saint Nicholas of Myra takes the form of an ejaculation or an aspiration, a short prayer meant to be repeated throughout the day. The real-life model for our Santa Claus, Saint Nicholas, a fourth-century bishop and wonder-worker, is greatly venerated by Eastern Catholics and Eastern Orthodox, as well as Catholics in Western Europe. In recent years, some Catholics in the United States have revived devotion to Saint Nicholas, and his feast day (December 6) has become one of the high points of Advent.
Invocation to Saint Nicholas
St. Nicholas, glorious Confessor of Christ, assist us in thy loving kindness.