Saint Lucy

DP Weekly Photo Challenge: Monument


Blessed by Brugmansia. Taken in Santa Cruz, CA.

In almost every depiction I’ve seen Saint Lucy is carrying a feather quill, and I was hoping she was the patron saint of writers or something cool. Turns out she was just a virgin killed by pagans in Sicily. The patron saint of virgins? No not even that. The patron saint of eye disorders. Eye disorders? What kind of monument is this?



If you are a little girl named Lucy, you need not bite your tongue in disappointment. Your patron is a genuine, authentic heroine, first class, an abiding inspiration for you and for all Christians. The moral courage of the young Sicilian martyr shines forth as a guiding light, just as bright for today’s youth as it was in A.D. 304.


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