Saint Lucy of Syracuse – Feast Day – December 13

Today is Saturday, April 1, 2023

The Memorial of Saint Lucy of Syracuse, Virgin and Martyr

Saint Lucy of Syracuse, Virgin and Martyr is the Patron Saint of

  1. The blind;
  2. Martyrs;
  3. Perugia, Italy;
  4. Mtarfa, Malta;
  5. Epidemics;
  6. Salesmen,
  7. Syracuse, Italy,
  8. Throat infections,
  9. Writers

Saint Lucy of Syracuse Feast Day, Date of Birth, Country of Birth, Profession, Place of Work, Date of Death, Place of Death, Beatification Date, Canonization Date, Matrimony/Holy Orders, Not Married who became Saints

Today’s Readings – Year C

Saint Lucy of Syracuse, Virgin and Martyr brief life History

Date of Birth 283 AD
Country of Birth Italy in Europe
Profession Virgin and Martyr
Place of Work Syracuse, Italy
Date of Death 304 AD
Place of Death Syracuse, Italy
Feast Day December 13
Beatification By Pre-Congregation
Canonization By Pre-Congregation
Patron Saint of The blind;
Perugia, Italy;
Mtarfa, Malta;
Syracuse, Italy,
Throat infections,

Saint Lucy of Syracuse, Virgin and Martyr Short life History

The mother of St. Lucy suffered four years from an issue of blood, and the help of man failed. St. Lucy reminded her mother that a woman in the Gospel had been healed of the same disorder. “St. Agatha” she said, “stands ever in the sight of Him for Whom she died. Only touch her sepulchre with faith, and you will be healed.”

They spent the night praying by the tomb, till, overcome by weariness, both fell asleep. St. Agatha appeared in vision to St. Lucy, and calling her sister, foretold her mother’s recovery and her own martyrdom. That instant the cure was affected; and in her gratitude the mother allowed her daughter to distribute her wealth among the poor, and consecrate her virginity to Christ.

A young man to whom she had been promised in marriage accused her as a Christian to the heathen; but Our Lord, by a special miracle, saved from outrage this virgin whom He had chosen for His own. The fire kindled around her did her no hurt. Then the sword was plunged into her heart, and the promise made at the tomb of St. Agatha was fulfilled.

Today’s Saint Lucy of Syracuse Feast Day Quote:

The Saints had to bear sufferings and temptations greater far than yours. How did they overcome them? By the love of Christ. Nourish this pure love by meditating on the mysteries of Christ’s life; and, above all, by devotion to the Holy Eucharist, which is the antidote against sin and the pledge of eternal life.


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