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~`+`~ST. LUCY, VIRGIN, MARTYR-'FEAST DAY:12/13/13'~`+`~



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ST LUCY, VIRGIN, MARTYR-A.D. 304
Feast: December 13
 
[Abridged from her Acts, older than St. Aldehelm,
who quoted them in the seventh century,]
The glorious virgin and martyr St. Lucy, one of the brightest ornaments of the church of Sicily, was born of honourable and wealthy parents
in the city of Syracusa,
and educated from her cradle in the faith of Christ.

She lost her father in her infancy, but Eutychia, her mother, took singular care
to furnish her with tender and sublime sentiments of piety and religion.
By the early impressions which Lucy received    
and the strong influence of divine grace,
Lucy discovered no disposition but toward virtue,
and she was yet very young when she offered to God the flower of her virginity.
This vow, however, she kept a secret, and her mother, who was a stranger to it,
pressed her to marry a young gentleman who was a pagan.

The saint sought occasions to hinder this design from taking effect, and her mother was visited with a long and troublesome flux of blood, under which she laboured
four years without finding any remedy by recourse to physicians. At length she was persuaded by her daughter to go to Catana and offer up her prayers to God for relief at the tomb of St. Agatha. St. Lucy accompanied her thither,
and their prayers were successful.

Hereupon our saint disclosed to her mother her desire of devoting herself to God
in a state of perpetual virginity, and of bestowing her fortune on the poor:
and Eutychia, in gratitude, left her at full liberty to pursue her pious inclinations.
The young nobleman, with whom the mother had treated about marrying her, came to understand this by the sale of her jewels and goods,
and the distribution of the price among the poor, and in his rage accused her before the governor Paschasius as a Christian, the persecution of Diocletian then raging with the utmost fury. The judge commanded the holy virgin to be exposed to prostitution in a brothel" house; but God rendered her immovable,
so that the guards were not able to carry her thither.

He also made her an over-match for the cruelty of the persecutors,
in overcoming fireand other torments. After a long and glorious combat
she died in prison of the wounds she had received,-about the year 304.
She was honoured at Rome in the sixth century among the most illustrious virgins
and martyrs, whose triumphs the church celebrates,
as appears from the Sacramentary
of St. Gregory, Bede, and others. Her festival was kept in England
till the change of religion, as a holy day of the second rank, in which no work
but tillage or the like was allowed.
Her body remained at Syracusa for many years;
 but was at length translated into Italy,
and thence by the authority of the Emperor Otho I to Metz,
as Sigebert of Gemblours relates.

It is there exposed to public veneration in a rich chapel of St. Vincent's Church.
A portion of her relics was carried to Constantinople and brought thence to Venice,
where it is kept with singular veneration. St. Lucy is often painted with the balls of her eyes laid in a dish: perhaps her eyes were defaced or plucked out,
though her present acts make no mention of any such circumstance. In many places her intercession is particularly implored for distempers of the eyes.

It is a matter of the greatest consequence what ideas are stamped upon
the ductile minds of children, what sentiments are impressed on their hearts,
and to what habits they are first formed.  Let them be inured to little denials
both in their will and senses,
and learn that pleasures which gratify the senses must be guarded against,
and used with great fear and moderation: for by them the taste is debauched,
and the constitution of the soul broken and spoiled much more fatally than that of the body can be by means contrary to its health.

There are few Lucys nowadays among Christian ladies, because sensuality, pride,
and vanity are instilled into their minds by the false maxims and pernicious example
of those with whom they first converse. Alas I unless a constant watchfulness and restraint both produce and strengthen good habits,
the inclinations of our souls lean of their own accord toward corruption.

Source: (Taken from Vol. III of "The Lives or the Fathers,
Martyrs and Other Principal Saints" by the Rev. Alban Butler.)
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 `Prayer for The Blind`

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Prayer to St. Lucy~`Feast Day: December 13`
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Relying on Your goodness, O God, we humbly ask you,
by the intercession of your servant, Saint Lucy,
to give perfect vision to our eyes,
that we may serve for your greater honor and glory.
And we pray for the salvation of our souls in this world,
that we may come to the enjoyment of the unfailing light
 of the Lamb of God in heaven.

St. Lucy, virgin and martyr, hear our prayers and answer our petitions.

Amen and Amen!
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This prayer and many others can be found in:
 "Catholic Prayers & Devotions"~Catholic Supply`

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