Saint Nicholas is the Patron Saint of pawnbrokers.
Carrying out Saint Nicholas’ spirit of compassion, generosity, and hope, Royal City Jewellers & Loans Ltd. has just completed our 18th Annual Tie Auction in support of the Greater Vancouver Food Bank. The proceeds from this auction garnered in excess of $10,000.00 for the Food Bank.
Saint Nicholas of Myra is famed for his generosity to the poor and his penchant for secretly leaving gifts for people in need. Historians often recount how he saved a poor man’s daughter from being sold into servitude by throwing three bags of gold into the father’s window at night. Saint Nicholas, recognized in North America as Santa Claus, is the Patron Saint of pawnbroking and his three bags of gold have always been the international symbol of pawn brokers.