St. Lucy's Day
Links & Resources
Sheet Music for Santa Lucia Folk Song
St. Lucy and the Christmas Wheat (Mary Newland)
St. Lucy Coloring Page
Holy Cards/Images of St. Lucy/Lucia
Lucia Candle Holder and Boys' version as well
Saint Lucy Word Find
Saint Lucy Maze
Multiplying Light With St. Lucy File Folder Game
Adding Light with St. Lucy File Folder Game
Our Saint Lucia Blog Posts!!!
Saint Lucy Coloring Page #3 (Beautifully done!)
Holy Card Printables for St. Nicholas, St. Lucy and the Immaculate Conception
Pictorial Lives of the Saints
+ Imprimatur John, Cardinal McCloskey
December 13.—ST. LUCY, Virgin, Martyr. THE mother of St. Lucy suffered four years from an issue of blood, and the help of man failed. St. Lucy reminded her mother that a woman in the Gospel had been healed of the same disorder. "St. Agatha," she said, "stands ever in the sight of Him for Whom she died. Only touch her sepulchre with faith, and you will be healed." They spent the night praying by the tomb, till, overcome by weariness, both fell asleep. St. Agatha appeared in vision to St. Lucy, and calling her sister, foretold her mother's recovery and her own martyrdom. That instant the cure was affected; and in her gratitude the mother allowed her daughter to distribute her wealth among the poor, and consecrate her virginity to Christ. A young man to whom she had been promised in marriage accused her as a Christian to the heathen; but Our Lord, by a special miracle, saved from outrage this virgin whom He had chosen for His own. The fire kindled around her did her no hurt. Then the sword was plunged into her heart, and the promise made at the tomb of St. Agatha was fulfilled.
Reflection.—The Saints had to bear sufferings and. temptations greater far than yours. How did they overcome them? By the love of Christ. Nourish this pure love by meditating on the mysteries of Christ's life; and, above all, by devotion to the Holy Eucharist, which is the antidote against sin and the pledge of eternal life.