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This Advent season I haven't been updating my blog as much as I'd like, but I've been updating my blog's Facebook page, Instagram and Twitter accounts with all the activities we have been doing during Advent. We are continuing to read our Advent read-aloud books by unwrapping one Christmas book each evening under our Advent tree. We are also enjoying the Advent storybook as a family, Ishtar's Odyssey.
There are many wonderful feast days in the Catholic Church that we celebrate as a family leading up to the celebration of our Savior's birth. On December 13 we celebrate the Feast of Saint Lucy.
To celebrate this feast day we read the book Lucia Saint of Light and made a wreath out of cinnamon rolls from the can.
Our oldest daughter served sweet rolls as she dressed in a white gown (symbolize St. Lucy as a bride of Christ), red ribbon (symbolize martyrdom) and wearing a crown of candles. St. Lucy was born in Sicily, but in Sweden she is loved and honored with traditions because she helped to save Sweden from a terrible famine. She was blinded by her persecutors, but her sight was miraculously restored. They then tried to burn her, but no flame touched her. Finally she died when soldiers drove a sword through her throat. All because she was a Christian. She died in 304.
We also hung our St. Lucia ornament on our Advent tree.
Prayer to Saint Lucy
O God, our Creator and