"About St. Lucy" This paper describes the life of St. Lucy. It also describes how she came to be a saint and martyr.

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About St. Lucy St. Lucy, according to traditional story, was born of rich and noble parents in the year of 283. She is thought to have been Greek, due to her mother's name, Eutychia. Lucy, like so many of theearly martyrs had concecrated her virginity to God and hoped to devote all her worldly goods to theservice of the poor.The fame of the virgin-martyr Agatha, who had been executed fifty-two years before inthe Decian persecution, …

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…the place of shame. Bundles of wood were then heaped about her and set on fire, and again God saved her. Finally, she met her death by the sword. But before she died she foretold the punishment of Paschasius and the speedy termination of the persecution, adding that Diocletian would reign no more, and Maximian would meet his end. So, strengthened with the Bread of Life, and she won her crown of virginity and martyrdom.