Sunday, join us for Santa Lucia!
At the dawn of the 4th century, practicing Christianity in the Roman-ruled city of Siracusa was illegal. Already though, inspired by nearby Catania’s Patron Saint, Sant’Agata, who lived just a few decades before (from 231 AD – 251 AD), the young and beautiful Lucia devoted herself to the new religion. In fact, she was known to enter the dark catacombs of the city to feed hungry, early Christians, lighting her way through the tunnels with a torch. Lucia was so dedicated to Christ that she planned to give her dowry to the poor, yet her widowed and sick mother had already arranged for Lucia to be married to a wealthy pagan. When the young man heard of Lucia’s wish to distribute her dowry in the name of Christianity, in retaliation, he contacted authorities, who sentenced Lucia to work in a brothel.
… (to be continued)
Please join us online to celebrate the Feast of Santa Lucia this Sunday, Dec. 13 at Noon Eastern. The highlight of our meeting, which will include a discussion about the feast history and traditions, will be a hands-on arancini (rice ball) cooking class and a cuccìa (traditional wheat berry pudding) demonstration led by Alessia Liistro of Smile and Food, who will be broadcasting from her kitchen in Siracusa province. Join us from your kitchen to learn about these Sicilian traditions!
Reserve your spot at https://experiencesicily.com/santa-lucia-2020/