Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Santa Lucia Day

St. Lucy made by Naturally Catholic from St. Nicholas Day

Santa Lucia
by Arvid Rosen
based on traditional Swedish lyrics

Singing Santa Lucia from Lucia, Saint of Light 

Singing Santa Lucia from Lucia Morning in Sweden (we have the hardcover edition)

Night walks with heavy tread
round farm and brye, 
dark sun-forsaken earth
shadows attire. 

Once our power was restored, we baked our annual Santa Lucia Braided Bread to serve Monday morning! 

Then in our winter gloom
candlelight fills the room:
Santa Lucia, Santa Lucia!




Silent and dark the night, 
now hear descending
rustle of wings in flight, 
all darkness ending. 


Our oldest daughter received her new Christmas Eve nightgown a little early this year! The girls have been using the same Lucia gowns for years, but this year it was too small. She loves her new flannel nightgown

Then she comes, dressed in white, 
head wreathed in candles bright: 
Santa Lucia, Santa Lucia! 

The star wands came in handy for waking up those teenage boys! ;) 

"Shadows will soon be gone
from earth's dark valley" - 
wonderful words anon
us cheer and rally. 




Day will soon dawn anew
in skies of rosy hue:
Santa Lucia, Santa Lucia!


A Special Nameday Gift - St. Lucia 11x14" Print from Audrey Eclectic


Saint Lucy, whose beautiful name signifies light, by the light of Faith which God bestowed upon you, increase and preserve His light in my soul, so that I may avoid evil, be zealous in the performance of good works, and abhor nothing so much as the blindness and the darkness of evil and sin.

Obtain for me, by your intercession with God, perfect vision for my bodily eyes and the grace to use them for God’s greater honor and glory and the salvation of souls.

St. Lucy, Virgin and martyr, hear my prayers and obtain my petitions. Amen.

St. Lucia, pray for us!