Saturday, 13 December 2014

St Lucy



Virgin martyr and saint (283 - 304).

Lucy was well known for her beautiful eyes. It was said that her eyes radiated her love for Christ. During her torture by the Romans, Lucy’s eyes were gouged out and God restored her sight and eyes. She is one of eight women, who along with the Blessed Virgin Mary, are commemorated by name in the Canon of the Mass. Her feast day is celebrated in the West on December 13th. Saint Lucy of Syracuse was honoured in the Middle Ages and still remains a much loved saint in Europe, especially Scandinavia.

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