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Lucy,female name of Latin origin "lux", its meaning is "She who carries the light"or"The one that is born from the light"in reference to girls born at dawn.
Saint Lucia, virgin and martyr. She was born in Syracuse, Italy in the year 304. From a very early age she makes vows of chastity, vowing to remain virgin and pure; but her mother wants to marry her to a young pagan. According to legend, her sick mother and Lucia decided to take her on a pilgrimage to the tomb of Santa Agueda, but not before proposing to her mother that if she were cured, she would be free to not marry. Upon reaching the grave, his mother miraculously heals and his mother lets her free to decide on her fate, but the young suitor feels disgusted and, in the face of her refusal, reveals her. She is brought before the court, the governor tries to persuade her but Lucia remains faithful to her Christian faith. She died martyred, patron of the blind, of Syracuse, Venice, repentant prostitutes, peasants, notaries, dressmakers, etc. It is invoked against blindness and eye diseases.
His Saint is celebrated on December 13.
OtherSantas Lucia: Saint Lucia, martyr is celebrated on July 6 and September 16; Saint Lucia Filippini, virgin on March 25, Saint Lucia Khambang, virgin and martyr on December 26.
Lucia variants Lucy, Lucita, Lucinda.
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