What is the Confraternity? The Confraternity of Saint Nicholas is a public association of the faithful who, through prayer, fasting, and good works, are dedicated to the protection of all children from scandalization, abuse, and trafficking. Our Lord, He who loves innocence, said “Let the children come to me, and do not prevent them; for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” Matt. 19:14. Yet everywhere exist powers and principalities which seek the corruption of children. Of these forces and the people who obey them, our Lord said “it were better for him that a millstone should be hanged about his neck, and that he should be drowned in the depth of the sea” Matt. 18:6. The Confraternity seeks to create spiritual millstones and depths of prayer to drown those demons which inspire men and women to commit evil against children. The members of the Confraternity, by fulfilling its obligations, gain many spiritual benefits. Members enjoy the intercession of St. Nicholas, great wonder worker, Bishop, and patron of children. We pray that, as St. Nicholas defended the Divinity of Christ, he too by our prayers, fasting, and good works defends all children from harm.