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 Catholic, Anglican, Lutheran, 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.
|Virgin and Martyr|
|Born||trad. ca 283|
|Honored in||Roman Catholic Church|
|Majorshrine||San Geremia, Venice|
|Attributes||cord; eyes; eyes on a dish; lamp; swords; woman hitched to a yoke of oxen; woman in the company of Saint Agatha, Saint Agnes of Rome, Barbara, Catherine of Alexandria, and Saint Thecla; woman kneeling before the tomb of Saint Agatha|
|Patronage||blind; martyrs; Perugia, Italy; Mtarfa,Malta; epidemics; salesmen,Syracuse, Italy, throat infections,writers|