The Feast of Saint Lucy – Giving the Holiday Phrase “You’ll Shoot Your Eye Out” A Whole New Meaning

The Feast of Saint Lucy: Giving the Holiday Phrase “You’ll Shoot Your Eye Out” A Whole New Meaning by Brad Kronen   December 13th marks the feast day of St. Lucy and it’s on days like this that your author  marvels at how mired in blood and gore his religion of Catholicism truly is. In […]

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Brad Kronen’s Book “Santa Claus, Saints, & Sagittarius” Uncovers the Origins of Both Santa Claus & Jolly St. Nick!

In his book entitled “Santa Claus, Saints, & Sagittarius”, Brad traces the origins of Santa Claus through various astrological, religious, and historic sources. The book’s culmination is when Brad makes a first of its kind astrological discovery about the life of the actual man whose numerous good deeds Santa’s essence is modeled after – a 3rd century Turkish bishop named Nicholas of Myrna.

The book also displays Saint Nicholas’ many acts of generosity through paintings made during the Middle Ages and Renaissance that unto themselves may convince even the staunchest of Scrooges that Yes, Virginia! There IS a Santa Claus.

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Santa Claus, Saints, & Sagittarius – Part I

As with anything considered mythological, legendary, or even universal, historical fact is transcended in order to create an overall essence that can be readily embraced by all. The essence of the legend of St. Nicholas is based on the benevolent deeds of a man known to have existed in Asia Minor roughly between the years of 270 – 330 A.D. The fact this one individual has transformed into the universal icon of goodwill for most of the world’s population today is nothing short of a divine decree, since the life of Nicholas the man along with anything associated with the universal Santa Claus are all housed beneath a single astrological concept: the sign of Sagittarius and its planetary ruler, Jupiter.

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