Artwork by the
Benedictine Sisters of Turvey Abbey
day: 13th December
of Syracuse (283–304), also called Saint Lucia or Saint Lucy, was a Christian
martyr. She is venerated as a saint in the Roman Catholic, Anglican, Lutheran,
and Eastern Orthodox churches. Her traditional feast day, known in Europe as
Saint Lucia's Day, is observed by Western Christians on 13 December.
was born of rich and noble parents about the year 283. Her father was of Roman
origin but died when she was five years old, leaving Lucy and her mother
without a protective guardian. Her mother's name Eutychia seems to indicate
that she came from a Greek background. Like many of the early martyrs, Lucy had
consecrated her virginity to God, and she hoped to distribute her dowry to the
number of traditions incorporate symbolic meaning of St. Lucy as the bearer of
light in the darkness of winter, her feast day being December 13. Because some
versions of her story relate that her eyes were removed, either by herself or
by her persecutors, she is the patron saint of the blind. She is also the
patron saint of authors, cutlers, glaziers, labourers, martyrs, peasants,
Perugia, Italy; saddlers, salesmen, and stained-glass workers.
Caribbean island of Saint Lucia is named after her.
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