Santa Lucia Day

Santa Lucia Day

Instagram post late on the feast of Santa Lucia Day 2023: This morning I woke up to “Mommy, where is the bread?!” ❤️ With our ‘Lucia’ off at college this year, mom down in bed for days recovering from shingles + virus, and the other older girls focusing on our OLG...

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Santa Lucia Day

Santa Lucia Day

Santa Lucia Day 🎶 Night walks with a heavy step Round yard and hearth, As the sun departs from earth, Shadows are brooding. There in our dark house, Walking with lit candles, Santa Lucia, Santa Lucia! 🎶   - Excerpt from Santa Lucia Song             The pictures are...

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Santa Lucia Day in the Evening

Santa Lucia Day in the Evening

I ended up getting to do a little baking this evening after all! Saint Lucia's Braided Bread has been an annual favorite ever since we started making it over ten years ago.🕯✨Saint Lucia's Braided Bread recipe over at Catholic CuisineSt. Lucia and St. Nicholas Dolls...

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Santa Lucia Day

Santa Lucia Day

Santa Lucia (St. Lucy) was a young Italian girl who was martyred for her faith in 304 AD. During Advent in Sweden, one of the biggest celebrations is Santa Lucia's Day originating from the stories told by the holy Monks who first brought Christianity to Sweden....

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Santa Lucia Day

Santa Lucia Day

St. Lucy made by Naturally Catholic from St. Nicholas DaySanta Luciaby Arvid Rosenbased on traditional Swedish lyricsfound in Lucia Morning in SwedenSinging Santa Lucia from Lucia, Saint of Light Singing Santa Lucia from Lucia Morning in Sweden (we have the...

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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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