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St Lucy – Pray for us

December 13, 2012 by  
Filed under Advent, Anonymous, Liturgy, Praying Through Art, Seasonal

St Lucy Burial

St Lucy Burial

 

St. Lucy — Pray for Us!

Memorial of Saint Lucy

Saint Lucy was a young woman who lived from 283-304 in Italy. She was born in Sicily of a noble Greek family and was raised Christian by her mother, who was cured at the shrine of St Agatha in Catania, on the Eastern coast of Sicily. Lucy was very devout and vowed virginity at an early age and gave her wealth away to the poor. This angered the young man she was unwillingly engaged to and he denounced her to the Roman prefect Paschasius, the governor of Sicily. It was decided that her virginity should be violated in a shameful place. Lucy, with the Lord’s help, was immovable, proclaiming that those who live holy lives were temples of the Holy Spirit. When they built a fire around her, she was again saved. When these tactics failed, she was finally put to death by the sword. She was finally put to death by the sword. Her name appears in the second listing of saints in Eucharistic Prayer number I, also known as the Roman Canon.  And, she is highly venerated in  Sweden.

Art: Burial of St. Lucy, Caravaggio, 1608, PD-US copyright expired, Wikimedia Commons.

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  • LizEst

    Yes, St. Lucy pray for us that our eyes may be open to see the Lord present to us in all His different disguises.

    Beautiful picture of the Burial of St. Lucy by Caravaggio. Thank you, Dan.

  • $1650412

    I love this, thanks!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/EFNT4WZJDCWQONZHLES7WCJQ6A yahoo-EFNT4WZJDCWQONZHLES7WCJQ6A

    My mother who passed away at 96 in September 2010 was devoted to St. Lucy. Every December 13th from the time she was a child in Sicily, she fasted from all grain and wheat foods, offering it up to those in need of vision miracles. I am certain Mama’s soul rejoiced when she entered Heaven and Jesus introduced her to Mary and Lucy!

    • sammyrays52

      My Mum is called Lucy as well and she was 87 in October of this year. Thank God Mama’s soul is resting with the Lord in Heaven.
      Sam Lagos Nigeria

    • sammyrays52

      I am certain your Mama’s soul  is resting with the Lord in Heaven
      Sammyrays

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/EFNT4WZJDCWQONZHLES7WCJQ6A yahoo-EFNT4WZJDCWQONZHLES7WCJQ6A

        Sammy, thank you! Yes, and I hope all of us one day can meet in Heaven. All we need to do is remain close to the Trinity, love others and ourselves, and keep a safe distance from the snares of this world.

  • DKriz

    Dear Sicilian Virgin and Martyr

    You valiantly rejected great promises and resisted several threats in remaining faithful to your beloved Lord.
    For centuries Christians have invoked you particularly when suffering from eye trouble.So now we implore your assistance on behalf of Anni and Johnny. We also ask you to teach us to imitate you and to avoid spiritual blindness of any kind. Amen.

  • DKriz

    Please pray for my children to St. Lucy!

    • LizEst

      My prayers for your children!

      • DKriz

        Like. Thanks

        Best regards,
        Duane G. Krzysik

        • LizEst

          Still praying Duane.

  • neuchatel

    Please pray to St. Lucy for my daughter-in-law that has a very rare type of optical neuritis(spelling?). Her optic nerve is thinning out on one eye and has had trouble with the other as well. She has 3 little boys and is a pediatrician. Please pray for a Christmas miracle.

    • LizEst

      My prayers for your daughter-in-law and her whole family.

    • LizEst

      …still praying neuchatel.

    • http://rcspiritualdirection.com/blog Mary@42

      I have just come back after being absent since December 8th.  My prayers are on the way for your daughter-in-law, neuchatel.

  • Guest

    Dear Saint Lucy, For all that you suffered and for all those who suffer with eye illness or attacks against the eyes. And I second what our friend invoked for spiritual blindness. Thank you!

  • LizEst

    …and let us pray for all those affected by the shooting in Connecticut today. Have mercy, Lord, have mercy!

    Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May their souls and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.

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