Santa Lucia Day

Santa Lucia Day

Saint Lucia SwedenNow in the winter nightGood folk are waiting.See now the maid of light,Darkness abating.Saint Lucia's Braided BreadInto our hearts she walks, Telling her story, Candles in shining crownLighting her glory.Symbol of love sublime,Moving o'er...

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{pretty, happy, funny, real}

{pretty, happy, funny, real}

Capturing the context of contentment in everyday life.I thought I would take this opportunity to share a few more pictures from this year's Santa Lucia Celebration!{pretty}The girls all looked so pretty, dressed for our little Santa Lucia...

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Santa Lucia Day in the Evening

Santa Lucia Day in the Evening

This year I just didn't have the energy to bake our annual Saint Lucia's Braided Bread on the eve of St. Lucy's feast day, due to lots of contractions, after a very busy day attending a field trip (the weather was beautiful!), baking cupcakes, and then Our Lady of...

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Ideas for Celebrating St. Lucia Day

Ideas for Celebrating St. Lucia Day

Ideas for Celebrating St. Lucia Day December 13th is the Feast of St. Lucy, also known as St. Lucia Day (Luciadagen) in Sweden. In Sweden, the oldest daughter of a family will wake up before dawn on St. Lucy's Day and dress in a white gown for purity, often with a red...

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On the Eve of Santa Lucia Day

On the Eve of Santa Lucia Day

   My children are all so excited to finally use the lovely gifts they recieved last year from our sweet friend Emma and her family, who live in Norway! (Authentic Swedish St. Lucy Crowns, a Maiden Light, and Star Boy Hats and Wands for all our children!)...

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Prayer of Mothers

Father in heaven, grant me the grace to appreciate the dignity which you have conferred on me. Let me realize that not even the Angels have been blessed with such a privilege—to share in your creative miracle and bring new Saints to heaven. Make me a good mother to all my children after the example of Mary, the Mother of your Son. Through the intercession of Jesus and Mary I ask your continued blessings on my family. Let us all be dedicated to your service on earth and attain the eternal happiness of your kingdom in heaven. Amen.

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Hi! I'm Jessica, a Roman Catholic wife and home educating mother to our nine children. I was home educated myself, along with my eleven younger siblings. I have a special devotion to St. Therese, through whom I have been given much help and many blessings--the beautiful "Shower of Roses" that she has sent my way! Here I will record a few of the blessings I treasure. Please remember that what you see here is just a little glimpse at our lives, so please say a prayer for us, as we continue to strive for holiness.

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