Sources attest that the birth of Saint Nicholas happened between 261 and 280 in the Lycian town of Patara in Turkey. Orphan in young age, Nicholas donates his rich inheritance to the needy people, folloeing his parents’ christian teaching.
Was imprisoned and exiled by the emperor Diocletian, persecutor of Christ disciples, and freed a few years later by Costantino. In Nicene, during 325, partecipated to the Ecumenical Council, announced by emperor Costantino to recouncil western and easter christians.
Dies in Myra in 343.