Saint Lucy by Ciara..

 In English we are reading a novel called ‘Millions’ by Frank Cottrell Boyce.

A main character is called Damian and he is very interested in saints. We decided to research our own Saints. Mines is Saint Lucy. I picked Saint Lucy because she was my Confirmation name.

St Lucy by Domenico Beccafumi. Public Domain image.

 St. Lucy was born in the year AD 283 and died in the year AD 304 in Syracuse, Sicily, Italy. She died because she got stabbed and her eyes plucked out.  Her feast day  is 13th of December. Another name for Saint Lucy is Santa Lucia.  She made a vow of virginity and distributed her wealth to the poor.

Here is a prayer that is to Saint Lucy:

Saint Lucy, you did not hide your light under a basket, but let it shine for the whole world, for all the centuries to see. We may not suffer torture in our lives the way you did, but we are still called to let the light of our Christianity illumine our daily lives. Please help us to have the courage to bring our Christianity into our work, our recreation, our relationships, our conversation—every corner of our day, Amen.

Her quote from Saint Lucy  is ‘those whose hearts are pure are temples of the Holy Spirit’

When soldiers came to take her away the Holy Spirit came to her and she was unmovable, heavy and stiff as a mountain! She was a fiery 4th Century Sicilian associate with light and illuminations. She was also the Patron Saint of light.

 Saint Lucy is a good saint to research because she vowed herself to God!!

 

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