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Welcome to the Saint Nicholas Institute!

The Saint Nicholas Institute is dedicated to promoting the ideals and encouraging the example of Saint Nicholas and his modern interpretation, Santa Claus. Founded by Father Joseph Marquis the Institute conducts an annual seminar teaching Santas and Mrs. Clauses how to be Ho-Ho-Holy! as well as holding an annual awards banquet where individuals who have exemplified the Spirit of Saint Nicholas are honored. In addition, the Institute seeks to educate the public about Saint Nicholas through resources and information about the Bishop of Myra.

The Institute welcomes donations and sponsorship, all of which help promote the spirit of the man who was Ho-Ho-Holy!


"Saint to Santa" DVD $19.95

The DVD, Saint to Santa: How Saint Nicholas Became Santa Claus (Pauline Books & Media, $19.95, 36 MINUTES, ISBN: 0-8198-9042-1) is available at all Pauline Books & Media Book Centers, or call TOLL FREE at 1-800-876-4463.

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Saint to Santa DVD Saint to Santa offers a unique behind the scenes view of a television show created by children accompanied by six original puppet characters created by puppeteer, Fr. Joseph Marquis. Discover how a beloved Christian saint became Santa Claus, as Saint Nicholas tells his own story!

The script is co-authored by the gifted six time Emmy Award winning director, producer and author, Chris Stepien (“Three Days: The Search for the Boy Messiah”), and Fr. Marquis, an Emmy Award winning Santa Claus and founder of the St. Nicholas Institute, is pastor of Sacred Heart Byzantine Catholic Church; Livonia, MI.

With children cueing the action, along with a host of zany puppets running the studio, Saint to Santa will prompt giggles and cheers for the kind saint whose joy reminds us that Christmas is the birthday of Christ our Savior.

As Chris Stepien playfully describes this one-of-a-kind DVD: “Saint to Santa is ‘The Muppets’ meet ‘Laugh-In’ for a sit down with St. Nick! It combines history, entertainment, humor, music and song, actors and puppets to tell the spiritual story behind the great saint we commonly know as Santa Claus. Saint to Santa is all about the joy that baby Jesus brings. Both kids and their parents will love this video.” 

Father Joseph Marquis noted. “St. Nicholas reminds us all that the same Holy Spirit that animated his life can make all of us ‘HO-HO-HOLY’, too.”

Bonus “Saint to Santa” DVD Extras include: 

  • Two original Saint Nicholas “follow the bouncing snow ball” songs for children to sing along

  • Program Outtakes

  • Activities and Coloring Pages

  • Fun ways to celebrate with St. Nicholas

  • More background on the saint

  • 10 catechetical activities for children ages 3-9 (for home or classroom) 

Saint to Santa is the perfect gift for that hard-to-buy-for child on your Christmas list, who “already has everything.” 

RETAIL PRICE: $19.95 (per DVD)

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PURCHASE TOLL FREE: 1-800-876-4463. 

NOTE: All profits realized from the sale of the “Saint to Santa” DVD benefits the ministry of the St. Nicholas Institute and Sacred Heart Byzantine Catholic Church, Livonia, MI.


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