Lucy's history has been lost and all we really know for certain is that this brave woman who lived in Syracuse lost her life during the persecution of Christians in the early fourth century. Her veneration spread to Rome so that by the sixth century the whole Church recognized her courage in defense of the faith. Because people wanted to shed light on Lucy's bravery, legends began to crop up.
The story of Saint Lucy, virgin and martyr. Catherine Fournier. Symbols: cord; eyes on a dish; hitched to a yoke of oxen; in the company of Saints Agatha, Agnes of Rome, Barbara, Catherine of Alexandria, and Thecla; kneeling before the tomb of Saint Agatha; lamp; swords.
Here Ambrose speaks not of physical light, but rather notes how St. Lucy and other holy virgins light up their grace of body with the radiance and splendor of their souls. Lucy was martyred at Syracuse in Sicily, probably during the persecution of Diocletian around AD.
Lucy Santa Lucia was a young Sicilian girl who vowed to live as a virgin in devotion to Christ. Her mother, however, arranged a marriage for her to a pagan suitor. To dissuade her mom by proof of a miracle, Lucy prayed at the tomb of St.
Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, today again from the book of the prophet Isaiah, we listened again to the message of consolation and hope from God, as the Lord spoke to His people for them not to worry and to place their trust in Him, for He Who loved them would take care of them and provide for them all that they needed. They would not need to be afraid anymore, for God would be their sure guarantee and strength amidst the challenges and trials in life. At that time, the people of God suffered from the many opponents and enemies that surrounded them, at the time when the ancient kingdom of Israel had been splintered and the northern half, consisting of the ten tribes out of the twelve tribes of original Israel had been destroyed by the Assyrians, who carried off most of the people into exile.
May the glorious intercession of the Virgin and Martyr Saint Lucy give us new heart, we pray, O Lord, so that we may celebrate her heavenly birthday in this present age and so behold things eternal. Old Calendar: St. Lucy was born in Syracuse, Sicily, where she also died.
According to tradition, Saint Lucy was born near the end of the 3 rd century in Syracuse, Sicily, to a Roman father who would die while she was quite young and a Greek mother, Eutychia. The traditional stories describe the family as wealthy and connected to nobility, but from an early age the pious Lucy hoped to devote all her time and worldly goods to doing God's work and helping the poor. However, Eutychia had Lucy unwilling betrothed to a pagan man.
The mother of St. Lucy suffered four years from an issue of blood, and the help of man failed. Lucy reminded her mother that a woman in the Gospel had been healed of the same disorder.
Saint Lucy's Dayalso called the Feast of Saint Lucyis a Christian feast day celebrated on 13 December in Adventcommemorating Saint Lucya 3rd-century martyr under the Diocletianic Persecution who according to legend brought "food and aid to Christians hiding in the catacombs " using a candle-lit wreath to "light her way and leave her hands free to carry as much food as possible". In Hungary and Croatia, a popular tradition on Saint Lucy's Day involves planting wheat grains that will eventually be several centimetres high at Christmas, representing the Nativity. An inscription in Syracuse dedicated to Euskia mentioning St Lucy's Day as a local feast dates back to the 4th century A.