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Saint Lucia (Saint Lucy)
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Saint Lucy, by Niccolò di Segna mid 14th-century Sienese painting, circa 1340. The saint holds the dagger with which she was ultimately executed and the lamp, her attribute.
Virgin and Martyr
Born c. 283
Syracuse, Roman Empire
Died 304
Syracuse, Western Roman Empire
Venerated in
Beatified Saint Lucy was beatified on December 26 beatified_place =
Canonized Pre-congregation
Major shrine San Geremia, Venice
  • 13 December
  • 16 September (duplicate feast in pre-1970 General Roman Calendar)
Attributes cord; eyes; eyes on a dish; lamp; swords; woman hitched to a yoke of oxen; woman in the company of Saint Agatha, Saint Agnes of Rome, Barbara, Catherine of Alexandria, and Saint Thecla; woman kneeling before the tomb of Saint Agatha
Patronage The blind; martyrs; Perugia, Italy; Mtarfa, Malta; epidemics; salesmen; Syracuse, Italy; throat infections; writers; Sasmuan, Pampanga Philippines

Saint Lucy (283–304) was born in Syracuse, Italy. Lucy’s mother tried to arrange a marriage for her. Lucy did not want to marry. Her mother agreed, but the rejected bridegroom was not happy. He betrayed Lucy to the governor as a Christian. Lucy was killed. She died at age 21.

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