Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Saint Lucy's Feast

This early church saint (she is one of the few listed in the Canon of the mass) was my dear mother's patron saint. In Brazil she is known as Luzia, perhaps because of the Italian pronunciation of her native land.

Number Three and her friend K. B. were invited by the K. twins to bake lucy's cats to celebrate the day... their house smelled divine.
O glorious Santa Lucia, who combined the profession of faith with the glory of martyrdom, help us to openly profess the truths of the Gospel and to walk in faith according to the teachings of our Saviour. Oh Virgin of Syracuse, be thou the light in our life and the model for our actions so that, after following in thy footsteps here on earth, we can rejoice together with thee in the vision of our Lord.

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