Monday, December 13, 2021
December 13 is the feast day of St. Lucy (or St. Lucia). She was a fourth century Christian who was blinded and martyred. Lucia means “light”. In Scandinavia her feast day is celebrated with young girls carrying candles, with the lead girl wearing a wreath of lights on her head.
St. Lucy is the patroness of the blind, martyrs, epidemics; salesmen, throat infections, and writers.