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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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.