St Lucy Society
Published on Friday, 28 September 2012
Written by Christine Bordelon
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.
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.