Saint Lucy (283 – 304), also known as Saint Lucia or Santa Lucia, was a young Christian martyr who died during the Diocletian persecution. She is venerated as a saint by the Roman CatholicAnglicanLutheran, and Orthodox Churches. She is one of seven women, apart from the Blessed Virgin Mary, commemorated by name in the Canon of the Mass. Her feast day in the West is December 13th.

Saint Lucy
250px-Saint Lucy by Domenico di Pace Beccafumi

Saint Lucy, by Domenico Beccafumi, 1521, a High Renaissance recasting of a Gothic iconic image (Pinacoteca NazionaleSiena)

Virgin and Martyr
Born trad. ca 283[1]


Died trad. 304


Honored in Roman Catholic Church

Eastern Orthodox Churches Anglican Communion Lutheran Church

Canonized Pre-Congregation
Majorshrine San GeremiaVenice
Feast 13 December

16 September (duplicate feast in pre-1970 General Roman Calendar)[2]

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