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St LUCY

Christian Saint

Patron Saint of Authors and Writers, the Blind and those with Eye Diseases

Martyr from Syracuse.

Another betrothal betrayal. She cured her chronically sick mother in gratitude for supporting her refusal to participate in an arranged marriage to a pagan.

Her husband-not-to-be was so furious he denounced her and she was sentenced to serve in a brothel. Again she said ‘No!’ and a team of oxen couldn’t shift her. So presumably she was executed where she stood. Details are vague, apart from the oxen.

Adding to the mystery she is always depicted for an unknown reason as holding a pair of eyes in a dish. These do not seem to be her own as, in the images we have seen, she is gazing heavenwards from her own head.

It’s a ‘Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds’ sort of mystery. She is the Patron of Eye Diseases, so maybe she practiced ophthalmics as well.

St LUCY FACTS AND FIGURES

Name : LUCY
Location : Worldwide Christianity
Gender : Female
Type : saint
In charge of :
Celebration or Feast Day : Unknown at present
Birth and Death Dates : 254-304
Good/Evil Rating : Unknown at present
Pronunciation : Coming soon
Alternative names : None known
Popularity index : 97
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Article last updated on 25 February 2006 by the Godchecker Team.

Editors: Peter J Allen, Chas Saunders

References: Coming soon.

Cite this article:

Saunders, Chas, and Peter J. Allen, eds. "LUCY: Saint from Christian mythology." Godchecker. Godchecker/CID, 25 Feb. 2006. Web. 1 September 2014.

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