Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Today is Saint Lucy Feast Day!

 Feast Day: December 13
Born: 283 :: Died: 304

Today, December 13th, is St. Lucy feast day. Lucy's name means "light", with the same root as "lucid" which means "clear, radiant, understandable." If you do not know about this young, beautiful saint you can read more about her here.  My oldest daughter especially loves this feast day because it is a Swedish tradition that the oldest daughter in the family wears a white dress with a red sash (red symbolizes martyrdom) and she wears a St. Lucy crown with candles on it.  The daughter serves sweet rolls to family members.  We will be having cinnamon rolls for breakfast which I know everyone will devour :)

This year we will start a new tradition and our family will pile into our van and look at all the Christmas lights (since it is the feast of lights).  I got this great idea from Jen at her blog post HERE.  Well, that is if our van gets out of the shop in time...our van is getting an early Christmas present, but we aren't...a new transmission and it's the third one in 11 years!!!!!!!)

Lacy at Catholic Icing has a beautiful post with ideas and resources to celebrate St. Lucy's feast day so be sure to check out her wonderful blog.

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noreen said...

Happy Feast of St. Lucy! I will have to head over to Catholic Icing to check out Lacy's ideas.

Patty said...

My kids are SO excited to look at Christmas lights tonight, too. A great tradition to start :) Sorry about the van. We went through this just last week when a costly EPA filter went out and our emissions inspection in TX is due in two weeks. Terrible timing!

LeAnn said...

How fun to read about St Lucy's Feast. I love what your oldest daughter gets to do to celebrate this Saint.
Thanks for the links too!
Blessing to you and enjoy the moments of this Christmas Seasn.

Sara said...

I always wondered about that Swedish tradition - thanks for the little education :0)

Enjoy the lights - sounds like a wonderful outing - we need to "formalize" ours a bit more than just what we happen to see as we're driving around.

Merry Christmas - I'm new to NOBH and your newest follower.


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