Saint Lucia

The story of Lucy and her witness in martyrdom touched a new generation of Christians in the fourth century – just as the story of Agatha had inspired Lucy – and soon veneration to her sprang up in the Church. Her name is one of seven female saints who came to be venerated in the first Eucharistic prayer which became known as the `Roman Canon’. Her feastday is on 13 December in the Roman calendar.

St. Lucy, intercede for all those suffering from blindness or loss of sight. Ask the Holy Spirit to fill our minds and our imaginations with a zeal for heaven, that we may not compromise ourselves for the sake of security here on earth and that we may lose our lives in order to find them. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.