These reflections are a result of more than 40 years of ministry as a Roman Catholic priest. Most of these years I spent in the Diocese of Charlotte which covers Western North Carolina. Now I am retired, and live in Medellín, Colombia where I continue to serve as a priest in the Archdiocese of Medellín.

Wednesday, 13 December 2023 00:00

Saint Lucy, December 13

Though young men faint and grow weary, and youths stagger and fall, They that hope in the LORD will renew their strength, they will soar as with eagles' wings; They will run and not grow weary, walk and not grow faint. (Is 40:25-31)
Run and not grow weary, walk and not grow faint. The prophecies of Isaiah are filled with words of hope and the promise of the God who comes to save us. Saint Lucy (283-304) is one of the virgin martyrs of the early church. Her story is one of great courage. She is the patron of all who suffer from diseases of the eye. Before the calendar reform (1582) Saint Lucy’s Day was the winter solstice.

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