Volume 7-Lesson 14: The Story of St. Nicholas, Bishop of Myra Includes: Christ child in the manger (from creche' set), folded paper bishop's miter, wrapped present, saint booklet, purple felt underlay, open front tray. We remember him in the month December. St. Nicholas was the bishop of Myra, which is now in southern Turkey. He died about 343 and was buried in Myra. In 1087 Italian sailors moved his body to Bari, which is today on the east coast of Italy. This is why he is sometimes known as St. Nicholas of Bari. There are many stories about this popular saint, but he is best known for giving gifts in secret to children.