See also:martyr of Syracuse, whose name figures in the
See also:canon of the mass, and whose festival is celebrated on the 13th of
See also:December . According to the
See also:legend, she lived in the reign of
See also:Diocletian . Her
See also:mother, having been miraculously cured of an illness at the sepulchre of St
See also:Agatha in
See also:Catania, was persuaded by
See also:Lucia to distribute all her
See also:wealth to the poor . The youth to whom the daughter had been betrothed forthwith denounced her to Pascasius, the
See also:prefect, who ordered that she should be taken away and subjected to shameful
See also:outrage . But it was found that no force which could be applied was able to move her from the spot on which she stood; even boiling oil and burning pitch had no power to hurt her, until at last she was slain with the sword . The most important documents concerning St
See also:Lucy are the mention in the Martyrologium Hieronymianum and the
See also:ancient inscription discovered at Syracuse, in which her festival is indicated . Many paintings represent her bearing her eyes in her
See also:hand or on a
See also:salver . Some artists have even represented her
See also:blind, but nothing in her Acta justifies this
See also:representation . It is probable that it originated in a
See also:play upon words (Lucia, from
See also:Lat. lux,
See also:light), just as St Clair is invoked in cases of
See also:eye-disease . See O . Caietanus, Vitae sanctorum Siculorum, i . 114-12I (Palermo, 1657) ; loannes de Ioanne, Acta sincera sanctae Luciae (Palermo, 1758) ; Analecta Bollandiana, xxii .
492; Cahier, Caracteristiques
See also:saints, i. toy (
See also:Paris, 1867) . (H .
LUCHU ARCHIPELAGO (called also RIuKIu, Loo-exoo and...
LUCIAN (d. 312)
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