ADVENT TWO

 
Lady of Guadalupe
 

Our Lady of Guadalupe, mystical rose, make intercessions for holy church, protect the sovereign pontiff, help all those who invoke thee in their necessities, and since thou art the ever Virgin Mary and Mother of the true God, obtain for us from thy most holy Son the grace of keeping our faith, sweet hope in the midst of the bitterness of life, burning charity and the precious gift of final perseverance, Amen.

 

 
St. Lucy
 

St. Lucy, born in Syracuse in Sicily, was a virgin martyr in the early years of the Church. She is the patron saint of those with vision problems because she was blinded by her persecutors before being executed for her fidelity to Christ.

 
 
Her name "Lucy" comes from "Lux," which means "light." For this reason she is associated with festivals of light held during the longer nights of winter, especially in northern climates. Therefore there is a natural connection between her feast and that of Christmas, which brings us the Light of the World who dispels all darkness.
 
Sun of Justice, splendor of eternal light, come shine on those who dwell in darkness and the shadow of death.
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
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