December 13th we celebrate the Feast Day of Santa Lucia, she who sees in and through the dark…so in our community we are celebrating them, together!
December 12th Feast Day of Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe
December 13th Feast Day of Santa Lucia
Saint Lucy or Santa Lucia as I know her, is a light bearer and a light bringer. Her presence brings calmness, fortitude, and determination and she is a Holy Helper who is not afraid of the dark. Santa Lucia is the Holy Helper to seek out any time there is an issue with eyes or eye health, and she has traditionally been petitioned by those who wish to reverse, prevent, or cure blindness. Santa Lucia though is also the Holy Helper who aids and assists with vision – both the outer vision of the eyes but also, and as many of her prayers state, more importantly, our inner vision, our ability to see what others tend to miss, our talent for seeing our way in…and through…the dark. For she reminds us first and foremost that no matter what may be happening around us, there is always a way to let in the light.
As always, those who wish to add extra magic to their celebrations may order the custom candle for December: Joy. Find it here.
Feast Days for the Radically Reverent
What are Feast Days for the Radically Reverent?
Born into a family full of many devoted Catholic practitioners, Feast Days are one of the aspects of folk tradition that I love best. There are hundreds of Feast Days – in fact, according to official Catholic calendars every single day is a feast day – and that alone is a though worth pondering – what would happen if you treated every day as a feast day?
Years ago in my own practice I began creating altars and honoring ceremonies on Feast Days that have deep personal significance to me and inviting my community of soulful seekers to join in the process of honoring by sending in their own prayer requests, blessing ways, petitions, and thanks givings.
The results are always stunning. They remind me again and again that the act of blessing is transformative and also deeply universal — every year individuals from all over the world and many different cultural and ethnic backgrounds identifying as Christian, Catholic, Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist, and followers of various alternative spiritual paths come together in blessing. It is a profound time always and one felt deeply by all participants.
These Feast Days can be found on various calendars but we celebrate them together with one thing in common – radical reverence; this is reverence that goes right down to the root of things in plain speech and in direct, heart-felt actions.
Feast Days for the Radically Reverent are open to all people who would like to come together to celebrate, request, and bless. They are 100% free of charge and always will be.