"The greatest persecution of the Church does not come from external enemies, but is born of sin within the church"-Pope Benedict xvi

Sunday, 13 December 2009

Celebrating St Lucy's day 13 December

We made a St Lucy cake, a plaited sweet loaf with cinnamon,raisins and an orange-icing drizzle.

St Lucy's day is a tradition we have now introduced into our Advent preparations.

The eldest daughter wakes the family up and serves the family coffee and cakes. St Lucy would sneak into the catacombs to feed the Christians.

St Lucy is often depicted with her eyes on a plate, as it is thought her eyes were put out as a punishment. Other versions of the story suggest she put her own eyes out, and sent them to a suitor who admired her eyes.

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