St. Lucy – Bearer of Light


Responsorial Psalm: Those who follow you, Lord, will have the light of life.
Blessed the man who follows not
the counsel of the wicked
Nor walks in the way of sinners,
nor sits in the company of the insolent,
But delights in the law of the LORD
and meditates on his law day and night.

~ Psalm 1

Today’s feast can easily be harmonized with Advent themes. The very name Lucy pulsates with light, a living symbol amid the season’s darkness (the days are now the shortest of the year). As a wise virgin Lucy advances with a burning lamp to meet the Bridegroom. She typifies the Church and the soul now preparing their bridal robes for a Christmas marriage. (


Today, I will recall the Advent candles, lights on trees and around town as procliaming Christ and recall that Christ has come to disspell the darkness.


Light of Jesus fill my life and most importantly the darkness of my heart so your light can transform it!