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Saint Nicholas Day Blessing of Candy Canes



Saint Nicholas Day Blessing of Candy Canes


The candy cane is a treat often associated with Saint Nicholas, the patron and protector of children.  Its distinctive shape is attributed to a 17th century German choirmaster, who bent the candy into the form of a shepherd’s staff and gave it to children attending church services.  The crook symbolizes the gentle image of Jesus, the Good Shepherd. As shepherd of his people, a bishop carries a hook-shaped staff called a crosier. Since Saint Nicholas was also a bishop, the candy cane serves as a perfect symbol for this patron and protector of children.

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Hi Kathy, 
Loved the Candy Cane Blessing and would like to give it to our catechetical leaders at our Christmas meeting on the 13th. 
Miss see you but will never forget all the fun times we ghad together. 
Posted @ Monday, December 03, 2012 2:07 PM by Carol Robinson
I am delighted to hear you would like to distribute the prayer to your catechists.  
Wishing you a blessed Advent. I miss seeing you as well. 
Posted @ Monday, December 03, 2012 4:10 PM by Kathy Hendricks
saint Nicholas day is a good day for the holy people to gather together. It is a happy day.
Posted @ Saturday, May 03, 2014 8:15 AM by esoteric christianity is spiritual
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