Book of Saints – Lucy


(Saint) Virgin Martyr (December 13) (4th century) A Sicilian maiden, one of the most famous of the sufferers (A.D. 304) in the great persecution under Diocletian, and still commemorated daily in the Canon of the Mass. While the Christians were being sought out, she distributed her wealth to the poor, and was thereupon denounced by a young noble, to whom her mother wished to give her in marriage. She bravely endured shameful tortures and indignities, culminating in the driving of a sword through her throat. Her last words were a prophecy of the coming peace of the Church. Her relics are venerated at Metz and at Venice.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Lucy”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 9 November 2014. Web. 20 February 2019. <>