Today’s feast day celebration for St. Lucy was minimal. We read a few stories, colored some art work and cleaned to prepare for Christ's coming. The day ended with our Christmas Novena. We all resigned, or so I thought. I went back downstairs several hours after everyone went to bed. Here is what I found…..
Rose made some delicious no grain chocolate chip cookies. I had printed this recipe earlier for future use. I didn’t expect her to stay up to make them tonight. It was a lovely surprise that I’m sure her siblings will reward with tons of kisses. Now, I have to be certain that I leave them some to enjoy.
St. Lucia ~ ora pro nobis
Lucy, patron of Sicily, and one of the saints of the Canon of the Mass, was martyred at Syracuse in the persecution of Diocletian about the year 304. The legend of her martyrdom says that she was denounced as a Christian by a rejected suitor. Refusing to apostatize, she was condemned to a brothel, but a mysterious force prevented the persecutors from moving her from the tribunal. After an unsuccessful attempt had been made to burn her to death, her neck was pierced with a dagger.