Today, Saturday, December 13th, 2008 is the Feast of St. Lucy!
We love St. Lucy in our family as she is very special to one of our children-kid#4. The tradition is, that the oldest girl in the family wears a white dress with a crimson sash and stockings, as well as a wreath crown with white lighted candles. Then, at dawn she would wake the rest of the family with hot steaming coffee and some type of sweet bread. Oh how I wish this could happen every day! :) In our family on this feast of St. Lucy, we will have the oldest girl, kid #2, set the table, make and serve breakfast to the rest of us. Since she is still so young, I will be her little helper and I am sure many other little helpers too :)
Lucy means "light" and she is the patron of eye troubles and blindness. Isn't this so true! -our kid #4 exudes such light to our family!
We are all agree that "She truly help us to be more holy". This statement came from kid #1 about a year ago. How sweet, huh?!
We love you kid #4!!! Thanks for being the 'light' in our lives and helping us to keep focused on the Light of the World!
Saint Lucy is invoked as the patron of eye problems... could it be possibly because her name suggests 'light.'?! Sometimes, she is portrayed holding two eyes in a dish. Not a sight that is very attractive but it sure is very intriguing to those boys! I am not yet sure how to do an official link without all this extra stuff...but here it is anyhow....it is a great resource on the wonderful story of St. Lucy:
Have a Happy St. Lucy day! I know we will! :)