Feast Day Fun: St Lucy

St Lucy

December 13th is the Feast Day of St Lucy. St Lucy was a young Christian who vowed at an early age to be a Bride of Christ.  She was reported to the government for the crime of being a Christian, by a suitor she had turned away.  One legend reports that she plucked out her own eyes because their beauty attracted unwanted attention from suitors.  Her eyes were miraculously healed.

 

Feast Day Crafts and Activities

Excerpts from A Treasure Chest of Traditions for Catholic Families , various posts at Equipping Catholic Families and our Saint Scripts Craft Kits (Series ONE and TWO)

 

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In many countries on this day, young girls dress in white dresses with red sashes (symbolizing martyrdom). They carry palms and wear crowns (or wreaths) with candles sticking out of them.

Some families transform their Advent Wreath for a day, into a St. Lucy crown, replacing the advent candles with 7 white ones, scattering glitter or cutouts of stars on the table as a reminder of St. Lucy, whose name means “light”.

St Lucy on Pinterest

St Lucy’s Feast Day is popular on Pinterest!

Check out the wreaths, crowns, saffron buns and traditions for the oldest girl in the family

…all to celebrate St Lucia Day!

St Lucy Wreath

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We made a St Lucy Wreath for breakfast, using a can of Pillsbury Crescent Rolls. If you look carefully, you’ll see that we assembled 6 crescent rolls and arranged them in a circle, slightly overlapping. We were able to easily separate them carefully for everyone to eat!

Since we always stuff our Pillsbury Crescent Rolls with chocolate chips…we stuffed the St Lucy Wreath with chocolate as well!

St Lucy Cats buns

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A longstanding tradition is to serve special buns (Saffron buns) or cookies called “Lucia Cats”. I couldn’t really figure out the connection between St Lucy and cats…and I guess that my lack of conviction in this area is kind of reflected in the lame cats I tried to make with the Pillsbury dough. We’ll try something different next year.

St Lucy

We do have a special Wooden Painted Saint for St Lucy!

Check out our Project Portal for Saints  for other Saints crafts!

 

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Do you have your own family activities, traditions, crafts or celebrations to share for this special Feast Day? Don’t forget to add it at the Celebrate the Saints Link-Up…or pick up an idea or two for your family to enjoy! Treasure Chest and Saint Scripts Kits

This is the another edition of Feast Day Fun…offering excerpts from

A Treasure Chest of Traditions for Catholic Families

and Saint Scripts Craft Kits (Series ONE and TWO)

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