celebrated St. Lucia Day, which is a festival of lights celebrated in
Sweden, Norway, Denmark, and the Swedish-speaking areas of Finland
in honor of the young girl, St. Lucia (St. Lucy).
She lived in hiding in the catacombs under the city and
would wear candles on her head so she had both her hands free
to carry a tray of food for the poor.
She is believed to be one of the earliest Christian martyrs,
and was killed by the Romans because of her religious beliefs.
But there are many stories of who she is, what she did, and why she is significant,
and in our family, we celebrate St. Lucia Day because of the light and hope she
brings to the world on one of the darkest days of the year,
and in the dead of winter.
We love and recognize the true light
in the world is the Savior, Jesus Christ, and how Lucia is
a beautiful symbol of our Savior.
I will have a full report of our St. Lucia Day tomorrow.