Thursday, December 3, 2015

Saints for Writers

 Santa Lucia is a holiday celebrated December 13th, especially in Sweden. I’ve never figured out how this Italian saint made it to Sweden—a Protestant country. 

But Saint Lucy, aka Saint Lucia, is also the patron saint of writers. We have to share this saint with a lot of others: the blind, martyrs (I thought they WERE saints), epidemics, salesmen, throat infections, and some physical locations.

Writers have another patron saint, Saint Francis de Sales, also Italian and from Geneva. We share him with journalists, confessors, deaf people, educators, and also some locations. His feast day is in January, so we seem to have most of the winter covered with patron saints. 

It would be nice to get some more for the other seasons. But it’s great to have two!

Pictures and information from Wikipedia

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