Today we remember St. Lucy, virgin and martyr.- St. Lucy was a young Christian. She died at Syracuse, Sicily, probably during the persecution of Diocletian. She consecrated her virginity to God, refused to marry a pagan, and had her dowry distributed to the poor. Her would-be husband denounced her as a Christian to the governor of Syracuse. Miraculously unable to move her or burn her, the guards took out her eyes with a fork. After a long and glorious combat she died in prison of the wounds she had received,—about the year 304. Devotion to her spread rapidly across practically the whole Church and her name is included in the Roman Canon of the Mass. St. Lucy, Pray for us!
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