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Saint Lucy's Day, also called the Feast of Saint Lucy, i...

wikipedia - 14 Dec 2017
Saint Lucy's Day, also called the Feast of Saint Lucy, is a Christian feast day celebrated on 13 December in Advent, commemorating Saint Lucy, a 3rd-century martyr under the Diocletianic Persecution, who according to legend brought "food and aid to Christians hiding in the catacombs" using a candle-lit wreath to "light her way and leave her hands free to carry as much food as possible". Her feast once coincided with the Winter Solstice, the shortest day of the year before calendar reforms, so
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Bethel Lutheran's Santa Lucia Smorgasbord and Festival is Dec. 9

Atascadero News - 09 Nov 2018
She is venerated as a saint by the Roman Catholic, Anglican, Lutheran, and Orthodox Churches. Around Christmas time in Sweden, one of the biggest celebrations is St. Lucia's Day (or St. Lucy's Day) on Dec. 13. The celebration comes from stories that ...
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Caravaggio's Mark of Madness

Hyperallergic - 10 Nov 2018
The artist resurfaced in Siracusa, Sicily, where he was promptly commissioned to paint “The Burial of Saint Lucy” (1608) for the city's newly refurbished Church of Santa Lucia alla Badia. He later traveled to Messina, where he completed two other major ...
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Saint Lucy's Day starts off the Christmas season

The State Press - 30 Nov 2017
St. Lucy's Day, a Christian holiday with a mysterious migratory past, is Dec. 13, and students of all faiths can take part in the rich history of this early European Christmastime celebration. Lucia, or Lucy in English, was a young girl in the Roman ...
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How St. Lucy became a light in Scandinavia

Aleteia EN - 14 Dec 2017
From the intense devotion surrounding St. Lucy sprang the many traditions of St. Lucy's Day. In various Scandinavian countries there developed Lussibrud, a tradition where the oldest daughter in the family wears a white dress and red sash with a crown ...
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Swedes Sneer as Men Are Welcome to Personify Female Saint

Sputnik International - 04 Oct 2018
Having long abandoned the requirement for the girl leading the candlelit procession on St. Lucy Day to be blonde, Sweden is ready to take inclusivity one step further by accepting men and non-binaries to this traditionally female role, the daily ...
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Too Blond: Swedish Girls Boycott Traditional Saint Lucy Pageant

Sputnik International - 29 Nov 2017
Despite Saint Lucy's Day being a fixture in the Nordic calendar, Swedes' interest in traditional festivities revolving around a typically blonde white-clad girl representing light, hope and warmth in the midst of winter darkness and cold is waning ...
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Cooper, McTear tasked with leading UMass field hockey back to glory

The Massachusetts Daily Collegian - 24 Oct 2018
In the 2017 Atlantic 10 championship game, when a shot from reserve forward Emily Peters of Saint Joseph's sailed over the stick of goalkeeper Emily Hazard and hit the back of the net, an era of Massachusetts field hockey came to an end. At that moment ...
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The surprising ways that Italy celebrates Santa Lucia

The Local Italy - 13 Dec 2017
As you'd expect, Lucia's feast day is a big occasion in Sicily – but the north of Italy, especially Lombardy, has its own traditions of celebrating the saint that date back centuries. What do Italians do on Saint Lucia's Day? In Italy as in Sweden ...
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Holiday Traditions and Legends: The celebration of Santa Lucia

Communities Digital News - 12 Dec 2017
Known as Saint Lucy's Day, Santa Lucia is a Christian feast day that falls on December 13 each year to commemorate a a young girl, Lucy, martyr who brought “food and aid to Christians hiding in catacombs.” Santa Lucia is primarily a Nordic celebration, ...
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St. Lucy in Waterbury returns donated statue to family

Waterbury Republican American - 12 Jul 2018
WATERBURY – The straps fixed around the statue of St. Lucy tightened with the move of the crane, and the patron saint of the blind began to tip precariously. Peter Albini joked it would be a “miracle” should the statue make it to his family's funeral ...
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Saint Lucia: Top 10 facts about this Caribbean island - 22 Feb 2018
St Lucy is a patron saint of those suffering from bleeding disorders, lawyers, writers, seamstresses and poor people as well as the island itself. 7. Two Nobel Prizes have been awarded to people from Saint Lucia: Derek Walcott (Literature) and W Arthur ...

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