Blessed Lucio of Savoy

detail of an antique holy card of Blessed Lucio of Savoy by Bertoni, date unknown; swiped from Santi e BeatiMemorial


Born to the Savoian nobility in the area of the modern border of France and Italy, Lucio joined the Mercedarians at the convent in Carcassone, France. Assigned to redeem Christians enslaved by Muslims in north Africa, he was captured at sea by Moorish pirates. Lucio spent the next 16 years imprisoned in Tunis and in Egypt, repeatedly tortured and being ordered to renouce his faith; he refused. Martyred by order of Sultan Bajazet II.


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MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Lucio of Savoy“. CatholicSaints.Info. 18 May 2021. Web. 15 June 2021. <>