The life of st lucy

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The Life and Prayers of Saint Lucy of Syracuse by Wyatt North

One part biography, one part prayer book, The Life and Prayers of Saint Lucy of Syracuse is an essential book for any Christian.

For a saint about whom so very little is really known, Saint Lucy has a surprisingly impressive religious pedigree. Her relics have traveled the world. Her cult extends across oceans, and every year, large numbers of Italian-Americans travel back home to Sicily, a land they have primarily known through an increasingly distant heritage, to participate in the great festival there in her honor.

She is the bringer of light and lucidity, things which are in fact her namesakes as Lucy, or Lucia as she was known in Latin, itself means light. She is also the patron of the blind, and those suffering from ailments of the eye. Ailments of the throat are also one of her specialties. It would seem like Saint Lucy governs over seemingly small and unimportant aspects of life. Those who had not previously heard of her might expect her to be a small niche-saint.

Yet, there she is, the light that once spread across all of Europe, from Spain in the west to Turkey in the east, and from Sicily in the south to Sweden in the north. She was one of eleven female saints officially recognized in the Roman Catholic Mass as early as the year 600. She makes an appearance in some of the most famous written works of western civilization. She is honored not only in the Catholic Church, but in the Orthodox Church, the Anglican Church, and even the Lutheran Church, which is noteworthy on its own on account of the Lutheran denial of saints.
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Dec 13 - Homily: St. Lucy, Light for the Eyes of Faith

Lucy's history has been lost and all we really know for certain is that this brave woman who lived in Syracuse lost her life during the persecution of Christians in the early fourth century.
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Saint Lucy

Saint Lucy, also known as Lucia of Syracuse — A. She is one of the most highly venerated saints in Christianity and one of only eight women mentioned by name in the Roman Catholic Mass. Accounts of her life differ, but most religious scholars agree that she was martyred after a disappointed suitor reported her as a Christian to Roman authorities. Lucy was born in to wealthy Roman parents in the area of Syracuse. Her father seems to have been a Roman nobleman, while her mother, Eutychia, had Greek origins.

British Broadcasting Corporation Home. The grisly story of Saint Lucy, a virgin martyr from Syracuse, whose death at the hands of the Romans resulted in her becoming the patron saint of the blind. Saint Lucy's Day or the Feast of St. Lucy is marked by Catholics and Orthodox Christians and also celebrated by members of the Lutheran Church. Lucy is said to have been the daughter of a rich nobleman who died when she was young. Her mother was not a Christian and wanted to arrange a marriage between Lucy and a rich Pagan man. Lucy had committed her life to Christ and pledged to remain a virgin.

She is one of eight women along with the Blessed Virgin Mary who are commemorated by name in the Canon of the Mass. Lucia of Syracuse was honored in the Middle Ages and remained a well-known saint in early modern England. The oldest record of her story comes from the fifth-century Acts of the Martyrs. The oldest archaeological evidence comes from the Greek inscriptions from the catacombs of St. John in Syracuse. In medieval accounts, Saint Lucy's eyes are gouged out prior to her execution.

St. Lucy, Italian Santa Lucia, (died , Syracuse, Sicily; feast day December 13), virgin and martyr who was one of the earliest Christian saints to achieve.
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Lucy , Italian Santa Lucia , died , Syracuse, Sicily; feast day December 13 , virgin and martyr who was one of the earliest Christian saints to achieve popularity, having a widespread following before the 5th century. She is the patron saint of the city of Syracuse Sicily and of virgins.,

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  1. All the details of her life are the conventional ones associated with female martyrs of the early 4th century. John Henry Blunt views her story.

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