St Lucy Society

Soothed Brides At St. John The Baptist​

Published on Friday, 28 September 2012
Written by Christine Bordelon
Clarion Herald

Prayer To St Lucy: Feast Day December 13

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 You for Your greater honor and glory. 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. 

Saint Lucy, virgin and martyr hear our prayers and answer our petitions. Amen

St. John the Baptist st lucy society

Those whose hearts are pure are temples of the Holy Spirit.

Annual Mass To Honor St. Lucy

The 92nd annual Mass honoring St. Lucy of Syracuse, the patron saint of eye diseases, will be at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church at 1139 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., New Orleans.

The St. Lucy relic will be offered for veneration immediately after Mass.

Lucy, whose name can mean “light” or “lucid,” is the patron saint of the blind.


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The Patron of the Poor and Eyes

Born: 283 in Syracuse

Memorial Day / Feast Day: December 13th

Date of Death: Saint Lucy died in A.D. 303

Cause of Death: Stabbed

Saint Lucy is the patron of the Poor and Eyes.

The story and history of Saint Lucy. Saint Lucy was born in Syracuse which was a Roman province under the rule of the Roman Emperor Diocletian (r.284-305). Emperor Diocletian mounted some of the fiercest persecutions of the early Church especially in the East of the Empire. Lucy was a devout Christian and had taken vows of chastity. Rather than accept the hand in marriage of a lover who desired her for the sake of her beautiful eyes, she plucked them out, and sent them to him with this message: “Here hast thou what thou so much desirest; and for the rest, I beseech thee, leave me now in peace!” Nevertheless, as the legend expressly tells us, her sight was restored to her the next day. Her martyrdom, instigated by her rejected lover, was accomplished by a dagger thrust into her neck in AD 303.

“You cannot bend my will to your purpose; whatever you do to my body, that cannot happen to me”

-St Lucy-

St John The Baptist

1139 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.
New Orleans, Louisiana 70113
Phone: (504) 525-4413

Mass Hours

Saturday 4 pm
Sunday 9:15 am

New Orleans Historic Landmark

Rev. Randy Roux, Chaplain