ADVENTCAzT 2021: 16 – Monday 3rd Week of Advent: Lucy was not going anywhere.

One of a series of 5 minute daily podcasts during Advent 2021. Today we hear of the Martyrdom of St. Lucy from the beautiful book by Matthew Manint. And the is an Elvis sighting.

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  2. Thank you for the reading from my book, Father. Those saints have come to my aid in so many ways. Have a peaceful Advent and Christmas!

  3. teomatteo says:

    There’s something beautiful in having ones name said during the canon. I outta thank my mother for that.
    — teo (matthew)

  4. OzReader says:

    The Scandinavians (particularly the Swedes) bake Lussekatter on the 13th Dec, supposedly in honour of this Saint – that’s one version of the tale, anyway. The other account is a more superstitious one to do with warding off the Devil, the winter solstice (light and darkness) and potentially some “mythological person.”

  5. monstrance says:

    That week 3 candle needs a ?

  6. Mariana2 says:

    Thanks, Father!

  7. Ms. M-S says:

    Thanks, Father Z. What a terrifying phrase “home to hell” is!

  8. JonPatrick says:

    St. Lucy’s martyrdom was during the height of the Diocletian persecution. Yet 9 short years later we have Constantine and the Edict of Milan. We seem to be in dark times now, maybe not as dark as St. Lucy’s time, at least not yet. But we can trust in God and persevere knowing that better times are ahead, perhaps not in this world but in the next.

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