Saint Lucy

DP Weekly Photo Challenge: Monument

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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?

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From americancatholic.org:

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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