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The twofold character of Advent calls us to prepare for the remembering of the Word made Flesh at Christmas, and directs us to wait with alertness for Jesus’ second coming.
Lucy, Virgin and Martyr, Fourth Century
Lucy lived in Sicily in the early fourth century. Her parents were quite wealthy, but she chose to remain a virgin and wanted to give her inheritance to the poor. She was denounced as a Christian by a boyfriend whom she did not love, and she was killed as a martyr by being stabbed through the throat. Her name, “Lucy” means light and her feast day is during the dark period of winter in the northern hemisphere, December 13.
Each of us, no matter what are talents may be, can bring light to others through the way we live our lives. How can you bring some light into the lives of your friends or family?