Santa Lucia, Saint of Light

by | Dec 14, 2014 | Advent and Christmas, Christmas 2014, St. Lucy | 15 comments

Santa Lucia
by Katherine Hyde
based on traditional Swedish lyrics
Night treads with heavy step
Round yard and hearth
Woods brood in darkness now
Sun’s gone from earth
But through the darkness comes, 
With brightness glowing, 
Saint of the heav’n-ly light, 
Our Savior showing
Maiden so sweet and fair, 
Bright candles in your hair, 
Santa Lucia, Santa Lucia! 
Child of the holy light, 
Banish the dark of night, 
Santa Lucia, Santa Lucia!
 
Night now goes great and mute
Silence rules all things
What is that murmuring
As of an angel’s wings

There on our threshold
White-robed and shining 
Comes she with bread to spare
Our need divining
Maiden so sweet and fair, 
Bright candles in your hair, 
Santa Lucia, Santa Lucia! 
Child of the holy light, 
Banish the dark of night, 
Santa Lucia, Santa Lucia!
Darkness shall soon depart
From vale and mountain
She brings good new to us
Light like a fountain
Soon day shall rise anew
Daystar is coming
In skies of rosy hue
Salvation’s dawning
Maiden so sweet and fair, 
Bright candles in your hair, 
Santa Lucia, Santa Lucia! 
Child of the holy light, 
Banish the dark of night, 
Santa Lucia, Santa Lucia!
A few links:
Dept. 56 Lucia Statue (found on ebay)
Santa Lucia, Ora Pro Nobis! 

15 Comments

  1. Janalin Hood

    Thank you for this beautiful post and your blog!!! I am a convert to the faith and I cannot begin to explain how you are helping me learn and give ideas for our family to live the faith together. God Bless you!! xo

    2014-12-14 10:27:33

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  2. Nicole

    Beautiful!! Thank you for sharing!

    2014-12-14 12:33:29

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  3. Carrie

    JMJ
    Love this! You did a wonderful job. LOVE the candle crowns for your girls. Had no time to do much here but did make it out in the evening to drive around and look at Christmas lights!

    Is it really only 11 days till Christmas?!

    2014-12-14 14:42:23

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  4. Denise

    Thank you for sharing! love the wreaths for the girls…can you share where we can find those? The night gowns are darling! did you make those?

    2014-12-14 19:30:11

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  5. Jessica Gordon

    The nightgowns the girls are wearing in this post were from Vision Forum years ago – from their "Beautiful Girlhood Collection" – and they came with a pink ribbon on them which I removed for Santa Lucia Day. They were too big when I first purchased them, but we cinched them up with the red sash and they were able to reuse them for years!

    I blogged about some other options here: Dress Suggestions for Santa Lucia Day

    Last Christmas the girls each received one of the Megan Petticoats from April Cornell as their new nightgown on Christmas Eve. They have loved them and worn them all year.

    This year I ordered White Flannel Nightgowns from an Etsy shop. We'll see how they work out! 🙂

    As for the plastic crowns, one of them was a gift from a family in Norway. The other I purchased from The ASI Museum Store online. They don't seem to carry them any longer… This is a different brand than the crows that we have, but it's the closest I've found currently available: http://amzn.to/1lZY61g

    2015-12-14 05:36:27

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  6. LeeAnn Balbirona

    I love the pic of the boys peeking out of their triple bunk to look at the lucia bun delivery. Sweet!

    2014-12-14 21:12:00

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  7. Lisa G.

    Very cute!

    2014-12-14 21:53:09

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  8. goodbookslady

    You have a beautiful blog. I'm so excited to see this Lucia book showing up on posts today! A friend of mine is the author, and the story is so beautifully written! Looks like your kids had fun – the last picture with the icing smile is my favorite. 🙂

    2014-12-15 00:26:08

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  9. tracybuasmith

    Jessica, your pictures are absolutely beautiful (well, look at who your subjects are 🙂 ) We read this book too on the evening of St. Lucia Day for the first time and enjoyed it! We read the book after we looked at Christmas lights at a local garden and had a sweet pastry bread! I love your girls dresses, crowns, wreaths! So festive! I love the St. Lucy statue too! 🙂 So glad your feast day was blessed!

    2014-12-15 04:14:43

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  10. heather

    ooooh, what a magical St. Lucia Day you and your little ones had!! LOVE seeing the girls in their dresses with their dolls. that is just the sweetest! I have a Kirsten doll from when I was about that age too. Looks like such a great celebration, thanks for joining the procession!

    2014-12-15 16:35:51

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  11. katydid

    Absolutely beautiful!

    2014-12-15 17:44:03

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  12. Amy Caroline

    How sweet!

    2014-12-20 03:37:47

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  13. nicollette

    What a beautiful celebration. My Grandmother's patron saint was St. Lucy. Where do you get the white gowns? (Nightgowns like that are so hard to find! LOL) And where do you get the plastic crowns? Thank you so much!

    2015-01-05 15:32:21

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  14. Jessica Gordon

    The nightgowns the girls are wearing in this post were from Vision Forum years ago – from their "Beautiful Girlhood Collection" – and they came with a pink ribbon on them which I removed for Santa Lucia Day. They were too big when I first purchased them, but we cinched them up with the red sash and they were able to reuse them for years!

    I blogged about some other options here: Dress Suggestions for Santa Lucia Day

    Last Christmas the girls each received one of the Megan Petticoats from April Cornell as their new nightgown on Christmas Eve. They have loved them and worn them all year.

    This year I ordered White Flannel Nightgowns from an Etsy shop. We'll see how they work out! 🙂

    As for the plastic crowns, one of them was a gift from a family in Norway. The other I purchased from The ASI Museum Store online. They don't seem to carry them any longer… This is a different brand than the crows that we have, but it's the closest I've found currently available: http://amzn.to/1lZY61g

    2015-12-14 05:36:27

    Reply

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