Saint Lucy

Saint Lucy

Patroness of Visionaries and the Blind
Invoked for the Restoration of Sight
Feast Day: December 13

Lucy’s story took place long ago. Saint Lucy was born on December 13th, the “Winter Solstice,” the shortest, darkest day of the year. Lucy’s name comes from the Latin words lux and lucis, meaning “light.” Lucy is known to have had sight-restoring powers during the Middle Ages. Lucy once went with her mother, Eutychia, on a pilgrimage to the burial place of the Virgin Martyr, Saint Agatha, where her mom was cured of a painful hemorrhage. Lucy told her mother of her vow to remain a virgin for life. Her mother accepted this but Lucy’s vow was a source of irritation for others. An insistent suitor who thought Lucy had pretty eyes wanted Lucy to be his bride. She repeatedly rejected him, but finally gouged her own eyes out and gave them to him on a platter. Needless to say, this angered him. He took vengeance over Lucy by having her imprisoned where she was tortured for her Christian beliefs. Lucy endured the cruelties, including a burning at the stake, for as long as possible. She held true to her convictions but was eventually executed by sword. Lucy chose a virtuous path in life that was condemned by a majority of the public during her time. She became a Saint soon after her death. The gondoliers of Venice and elsewhere sing her praises in the tune “Saint Lucia.” In art and on her SfS medal, Lucy is shown holding a platter, with two small round objects on it.. Wear Saint Lucy and you will find yourself seeing things better and thinking with incredible foresight.

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“The Saints are the Sinners who keep on trying”
-Robert Louis Stevenson

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