Saint Nicolas Essay

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saint Nicolas

Ceremonial Speech

SPS: To praise Saint Nicholas.
CIS: We all know who Santa Claus is and Saint Nicholas the man responsible for all the
wonderful things we know him for such as: selflessness, unsurpassed generosity, popularity
we can all learn and apply his wonderful deeds to our own lives.


Introduction:

I. I know that all of you have heard of Santa Claus but how many of you actually know the
history behind him? Saint Nicholas was the wonderful man that the legend of Santa Claus
derived from.

II. Saint Nicholas is known by many names such as: Kriss Kringle, Father Christmas, Santa
Claus and the patron saint of young people to name a few.

III. I would dare to say that most of you in here today do not know the true story behind
the legend of Santa Claus but after today you should understand why Saint Nicholas is
undoughtably worthy of praise.

IV. We all know who Santa Claus is and Saint Nicholas the man responsible for all the
wonderful things we know him for such as: selflessness, unsurpassed generosity and
popularity we can all learn and apply his wonderful deeds to our own life.



Transition: Now that we know what Saint Nicholas is known as lets look at what made him worthy of praise.}

Body

I. Saint Nicholas had the most amazing trait of selflessness.
A. Saint Nicholas often went out and distributed presents to the poverty stricken people especially children.
B. Saint Nicholas wore a disguise so that no one would notice him because he did not want
to receive credit for his good deeds.


Transition: In addition too selflessness Saint Nicholas also displayed unbelievable acts of generosity.}

II. Saint Nicholas displayed true generosity in the story of the noblemen and his three daughters.
A. The noblemen had no money for his daughter's dowries; and in those days, a daughter
with no dowry had little chance of marriage.

1. Saint Nicholas decided to remedy this by throwing a bag of gold through the window.
(All About Christmas, pg.26)
2.Saint Nicholas did this again when the second daughter was to be married. (The Christmas Story, pg.43)
B. When the third daughter was to be married Saint Nicholas had to crawl up on the roof
and throw the gold down the chimney.


Transition: Now let us look at Saint Nicholas' unique popularity.}

III. Saint Nicholas has proven to be one of the most popular and influential people to have ever lived.
A. Saint Nicholas was born hundreds and hundreds of years ago but is still popular today.
B. Saint Nicholas is still so popular that in almost any Catholic country there is a church dedicated to him.

Transition: Now that we have looked at Saint Nicholas' wonderful traits lets look at how
we can try to be more like him.}


IV. We most likely can not be as wonderful or as popular as Saint Nicholas was.
A. We can all try to be a little more generous especially during the holiday season.
B. It is hard to not want to receive credit for the things we do but we can donate
anonymous gifts and time to children and adults.

Transition: Now that you understand how wonderful Saint Nicholas was and how worthy of
praise he was I hope that we can all follow his wonderful example.}


Conclusion

I. Now that we know about Saint Nicholas and the wonderful character traits he had we can
all understand why he is worthy of praise.

II. We all know who Santa Claus is and Saint Nicholas was the man responsible for all the
wonderful things we know him for such as: selflessness, unsurpassed generosity and
popularity we can all learn and apply his wonderful deeds to our own life.

III.I hope the next time you hear the name Santa Claus you will remember the wonderful man
that created the legend of Santa.






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