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Fr. Joseph Marquis is the founder and executive director of the newly established St. Nicholas Institute. He has over 40 years of professional Santa Claus and St. Nicholas experience, is an Emmy Award winning Santa, and member of the Santa Claus Hall of Fame - Class of 2011, Santa Claus, Indiana.
Created to harmonize with the beginning of the "Year of Faith" (Oct. 11, 2012 – Nov. 24, 2013), the “St. Nicholas Institute is a multi-day seminar designed to empower candidates with the tools needed to convincingly portray both St. Nicholas and the “elfin” Santa Claus in a wide variety of venues; whether religious or secular.” Formation also encourages a prayerful openness to the very same Spirit that animated the life and actions of the original "jolly old St. Nicholas", whose heart was made glad by the Babe born in Bethlehem.
To contact Father Marquis, please visit the contact page.