Dec 31, 2012

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On the Seventh Day of Christmas

7 swans a swimmingWhy Seven Swans a-swimming on the 7th Day of Christmas?

Seven Swans a-Swimming represent the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit:

  • Wisdom
  • Understanding
  • Counsel
  • Fortitude
  • Knowledge
  • Piety
  • Fear of the Lord

The seven swans also represent the seven sacraments of the Catholic faith:

  • Baptism
  • Confirmation
  • Holy Eucharist
  • Penance
  • Extreme Unction
  • Holy Orders
  • Matrimony

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