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Santa Lucia Church: Touring Chicago's beautiful churches

Santa Lucia Church:  Touring Chicago's beautiful churches, is the second church my husband and I are visiting in my series.  Ever since our choir joined  St. Thérèse  nearly three years ago this fall, we have heard about "the little church."  Our first stop on touring Chicago's beautiful churches was  St. Andrew . You can read the rest of the article at Being Catholic ... Really .

Saint Lucy's Day - The Year's Midnight

reposted from: Costing Not Less Than Everything . The Last Communion of Saint Lucy – Tiepolo A Nocturnal Upon Saint Lucy’s Day, Being the Shortest Day –  John Donne ‘TIS the year’s midnight, and it is the day’s, Lucy’s, who scarce seven hours herself unmasks;     The sun is spent, and now his flasks     Send forth light squibs, no constant rays;             The world’s whole sap is sunk; The general balm th’ hydroptic earth hath drunk, Whither, as to the bed’s-feet, life is shrunk, Dead and interr’d; yet all these seem to laugh, Compared with me, who am their epitaph. Study me then, you who shall lovers be At the next world, that is, at the next spring;     For I am every dead thing,     In whom Love wrought new alchemy.             For his art did express A quintessence even from nothingness, From dull privations, and lean emptiness; He ruin’d me, and I am re-begot Of absence, darkness, death—things which are not. All others, from all things,