Saturday, December 13, 2008

it's st. lucy's day!!!

Today is the feast day of Saint Lucia. "In Sweden, Denmark, Estonia, Norway and Finland, Lucy (called Lucia) is venerated on December 13 in a ceremony where an elected girl, portraying Lucia, walks, with a crown of candles, ahead of a procession of other women holding a candle each. The candles symbolize the fire that refused to take St. Lucia's life when she was sentenced to be burned."

Today is a great day to read The Tale of Lucy. The "Lucy's" in my life represent metaphor and grace beyond explanation!

Today is a very special day for me and I plan to write more about it later. In the meantime, I hope that you will celebrate the light that lucy brings into the darkness.

9 comments:

Sunrise Sister said...

May you have a blessed day today - don't stand too close to the flame - whatever that means:)

xoxoxo

lucy said...

ss--whaddya mean? i AM the flame, baby! xoxo

Karen said...

Oh, how lovely--it seems very apt!

Tess said...

You are a crown of lights indeed!
I'm so happy to know you kiddo.

Kate I said...

Have a magical, light filled day dear Lucy! I too, am so happy to know you and love the light that you are.

lucy said...

thank you, karen, tess & kate...it is indeed a pleasure to know each of you in our own special ways :-)

Abbey of the Arts said...

Hope your feast day was filled with light, and thank you for the glorious ways you illuminate my own life. Love you, C

Lucy said...

I saw you over at Herhimnbryn's and thought I'd better check out another Lucy! There aren't so many of us about in Blogland...

I was born onthe day before St Lucy's day. I wrote about the feastday last year, but it past me by this time.

I shall read The Tale of Lucy with interest, though.

lucy said...

thank you, Lucy...it's always good to meet another one of us :-) happy belated birthday to you!!!