RE st Lucy

Feastday December 

born 283

Death 304

parton of those with eye trouble, writers, Syracuse, Sicily 

Saint Lucy was born into a rich noble family. At a very young age her father died and he was a christen. Lucy was left behind with a huge dowry. Lucy’s mother wanted Lucy to marry a rich pagan man. Lucy being a virtuous young woman, did not want to marry a pagan man. Lucy asked her mother to distribute the dowry to the poor. The mother did not agree. As a young teenager, Lucy had already consecrated her virginity and to God. In addition she helped the fellow Catholics hiding in the catacombs who were at risk of suffering persecution. She would wear a wreath with candles on it on her head to find her way in the dark, as her hands were fall of food and drink for the people.

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