Feast Day: December 13

O St Lucy, you preferred to let your eyes be torn out instead of denying the faith and defiling your soul; and God, through an extraordinary miracle, replaced them with another pair of sound and perfect eyes to reward your virtue and faith, appointing you as the protector against eye diseases. I come to you for you to protect my eyesight and to heal the illness in my eyes.

O St Lucy, preserve the light of my eyes so that I may see the beauties of creation, the glow of the sun, the colour of the flowers and the smile of children.

Preserve also the eyes of my soul, the faith, through which I can know my God, understand His teachings, recognise His love for me and never miss the road that leads me to where you, St Lucy, can be found in the company of the angels and saints.

St Lucy, protect my eyes and preserve my faith!

St. Lucy, pray for us!!



Lucy means “light”, with the same Latin root, lux. Ironically, St Lucy’s history is shrouded in darkness: all that is really known for certain is that she was a martyr in Syracuse, Italy during Diocletian’s persecutions of A.D. 304. Her veneration spread to Rome, so that by the 6th century the whole Church recognized her courage in defense of the faith.

Because people wanted to shed light on Lucy’s bravery, legends grew up, reported in the Acta that are associated with her name. All the details are conventional ones also associated with other female martyrs of the early 4th century. Her Roman father died when she was young, leaving her and her mother without a protecting guardian. Her mother, Eutychia, had suffered four years with a “bloody flux” but Lucy having heard the renown of Saint Agatha the patroness of Catania, “and when they were at a Mass, one read a gospel which made mention of a woman which was healed of the bloody flux (dysentery) by touching of the hem of the coat of Jesus Christ,” which, according to Legenda Aurea, convinced her mother to pray together at Saint Agatha’s tomb. They stayed up all night praying, until they fell asleep, exhausted. Saint Agatha appeared in a vision to Lucy and said, “Soon you shall be the glory of Syracuse, as I am of Catania.” At that instant Eutychia was cured.

Eutychia had arranged a marriage for Lucy with a pagan bridegroom, but Lucy urged that the dowry be spent on alms so that she might retain her virginity. Euthychia suggested that the sums would make a good bequest, but Lucy countered, “…whatever you give away at death for the Lord’s sake you give because you cannot take it with you. Give now to the true Savior, while you are healthy, whatever you intended to give away at your death.” News that the patrimony and jewels were being distributed came to the ears of Lucy’s betrothed, who heard from a chattering nurse that Lucy had found a nobler Bridegroom.

Her rejected pagan bridegroom denounced Lucy as a Christian to the magistrate Paschasius, who ordered her to burn a sacrifice to the Emperor’s image. Lucy replied that she had given all that she had: “I offer to him myself, let him do with his offering as it pleaseth him.” Sentenced to be defiled in a brothel, Lucy asserted:

No one’s body is polluted so as to endanger the soul if it has not pleased the mind. If you were to lift my hand to your idol and so make me offer against my will, I would still be guiltless in the sight of the true God, who judges according to the will and knows all things. If now, against my will, you cause me to be polluted, a twofold purity will be gloriously imputed to me. You cannot bend my will to your purpose; whatever you do to my body, that cannot happen to me
The Christian tradition states that when the guards came to take her away they found her so filled with the Holy Spirit that she was stiff and heavy as a mountain; they could not move her even when they hitched her to a team of oxen. Even with a dagger through her throat she prophesied against her persecutor. As final torture, her eyes were gouged out. She was miraculously still able to see without her eyes. In paintings and statues, St. Lucy is frequently shown holding her eyes on a golden plate.

She is the patron saint of eyes

St. Lucy pray for us!!!


    • Don’t forget the wondrous deeds of Dear St. Jude as well…His Novena does not fail. Prayers to, and for, you and your Husband.

  1. I have also been diagnosed with macular degeneration and with glaucoma. I pray to St. Lucy to protect me from further progression and to heal the damage that has been done. Amen.

  2. Asking for my friend Kay Sutch who has both eyes failing she has such a beautiful attitude such a special lady has a special love for Jesus?❤?❤?

  3. Asking prayers for my son and my uncle…both are faced with eye medical issues….please prayers for healing and that surgeries are not necessary.

  4. Heal my eyes o f the disease that doctor said I had. I will be going to a specialist pray that my eyes get well I have been assured by my Mighty GOD that all will be well.

  5. Praying for my daughter, Lori, who has been diagnosed with melanoma of the eye. It is located near the macula. At this point it is stable. Praying that it remains stagnant and does not become active again or spread. St. Lucy pray for her healing. Jesus I trust in you.

  6. St. Lucy please pray for my husband eyes to get better, heel his eye infections pray for him to see better. St Lucy pray for his healing. Jesus I trust in u.

  7. Mother Mary, God our father, and St. Lucy please heal my son’s nystagmus, astigmatism, and other illnesses. Please protect him against retina degeneration and other illnesses. I love my son so much! We have faith and that he will be healed! Amen

    Readers, please include my son your prayers. Thank you!

  8. St. Lucy please pray for me Dr saw something in the back of my right eye . I have to do a couple of tests to rule out glaucoma. St Lucy please intercede for my Jesus I trust in you .

  9. Please pray for my dad who will have a procedure in two days; to remove blood on his eyes because he is diabetic. Pray for his eyes to get better and healed. Also for the doctors and health professionals to be inspired by The Holy Spirit and to do his will for the rest of their lives. Also for his soul to be inspired and transformed by Jesus and to live his life acccording to the will of God the Almighty.

  10. On this Feast Day of St. Lucy, please pray that the macular hole in my wife’s eye will heal on it’s on so that she will not require surgery next month.

  11. Please for my father , He already lost his eye sight in one eye . Pray for the eye he still to Become stronger and Pray Dr who would be able to do the surgery so he can 100% in that eye !

  12. Saint Lucy please pray for me I don’t want to undergo the surgery for my eyes. Am interceding for your help upon my eyes in Jesus name Amen.

  13. I beg you St. Lucy to heal my sister’s eyes. She is QUICKLY going completely blind, and is terrified. The doctors say that there is no longer hope for her. I trust in God and St. LUCY to make her see again!

  14. I’m asking for prayers from anyone and everyone, and I’m praying to St. Lucy for her intercession through our Lord, to restore my Dad’s vision. He was born with glaucoma and at age 62 he is completely blind right now. We don’t know if it’s permanent but I’m hoping and praying for his vision to return and that his eyesight will become stronger and his faith during this time as well.

  15. St. Lucy, please pray for my Pastor, Fr. Eric Powell of Epiphany Catholic Church in Normal, Illinois. His eye was injured in an accident. He has shared so much of the light of Christ with his flock.

  16. St. Lucy – PLEASE help me find the way to remove the scar tissue in my eyes so that I can feel myself again! I have lost hope that I can be helped – please lead my to the Doctor who can help me! I pray to you for a miracle!

  17. St Lucy please pray for my husband John who will undergo another eye procedure on July 28, 2020. He had to resign his job and go on disability. Please St Livy I am praying for the miraculous healing of my husband’s eyesight so that he can return to work when it is safe. May Gods will be done. Amen

  18. St. Lucy Please remove the floater that is blocking my vision for a year from the posterior vetreous detachment & protect me from the eye virus I had this Jan. Also, please heal my mothers eye which
    Dr. believes is broken blood vessel. please let it heal so she doesn’t have to leave the house now for any procedure as she is self quartined from the pandemic. Let her macular degeneration not progress. I pray to you St. Lucy.

  19. St Lucy please restore my husband ‘s left eye vision and clear the bleeding on his right eye so he may see perfectly again. Thank you. Amen

  20. Please pray fir my darling husband colin that his full sight maybe restored after a brain infection. Never stopped believingxx

  21. Please pray fir my darling husband colin that his full sight maybe restored after a brain infection. Never stopped believing.

  22. Dear St Lucy I’m trying to hold things together for my kids, but the news has been negative from the doctors. I was told I lost the vision in my left eye due to a stroke. Another specialist agreed with the stroke but said the tissue was to damaged for my sight to return. I cherish my vision to see all the beautiful things God has created. I also want to see my children grow and live life as I did before. I’m not putting my faith in the doctors, I’m putting my faith in you St Lucy and God the Almighty. I pray for everyone here that your prayers be answered with a celebration of sight. In Jesus name. Amen

  23. St. Lucy will hear our prayers and intercede for everyone mentioned above. Our GOD is so GREAT, he created our beautiful eyes to see his beauty. Have faith and have an encouraging attitude. Pray and leave it to him. In Jesus name we pray. AMEN!

  24. Saint Lucy please pray for my husband he is blind with one eye by birth.Now a days he is feeling difficult to work with one eye. Please I beg you only miracle can save him. Please saint Lucy pray for him and give his eyesight back.

  25. I pray to St. Lucy to protect me, my aunt Annie Merle & friend Marcia from further progression of our eye problems and to heal the damage that has been done, in Jesus’ name. AMEN.
    Marilyn Crosby

  26. please St Lucy heal my macular degeneration so I can take care of my family. My .husband lost a leg due to a heart condition and we have a daughter with Down’s syndrome and I need my vision so I Can help them and take care of them

  27. St Lucy please pray for my vision. I have lost most of the vision in my right eye due to advanced glaucoma. Until now the vision in my left eye has been good and the pressure always low. Suddenly the pressure has more than doubled. The doctor has prescribed eye drops and will do laser next week. I am very nervous about the procedure and my future eyesight. And i add my prayers for all those on this page. Lord we pray for sight in our eyes and in our hearts

  28. Today is the feast of St. Lucy. Today of all days I know she hears all these prayers and pleas for help and healing of eyes. I add my own plea for her intercession for healing of my pastor’s eyes, Fr. Mauricio. He needs his eyes to continue to lead us in our faith. I also ask for prayers for myself as I have glaucoma. O good St. Lucy, hear our prayers and intercede for us.

  29. Had never heard of St Lucy until last Sat 12th Dec. A friend was due to have eye lazer treatment & had been turned down twice for some reason. I said I’d pray to Saint Jude he was always there for me, anyway we Googled patron Saint of Eyes & couldn’t believe St Lucy feast day Dec 13th. I said right, I’ll pray & ask St Lucy to help, also St Jude, St Anthony, Our Lady & the Sacred Heart. I lit 3 candles in church & prayed for my friend. 3pm today my friend was called to hospital for tests for suitability and yes she was and had her lazer treatment..Thank you Saint Lucy. Please God my friend will make a good recovery. We will be forever grateful to St Lucy..

  30. St. Lucy, please heal my Mama Emma’s eye completely. She’ll undergo a surgery this Monday. My mama and I pray that she will be healed completely from macular edema. Hear the prayers of my family and friends. Amen ?.

  31. St Lucy pls protect my daughter s eyes and heal her eyes completely
    Perfect her vision and she will be always dedicated to Jesus Christ through u…st Lucy she is just 6 year old now …pls take care of her vision…. she is going to see a specialist on Monday…pls let them rule out bothering major ….. and also she will wear this locket / card forever.

  32. im not catholic, and im not even a christian but i have always respected the christian faith and i have read about the bible and the people in it, my mother has an eye condition which the doctors cannot even diagnose her right eye is reddish and she say her sight is blurry, she has been to numerous doctors and they cant diagnose what is wrong, please St Lucy, help my mother who is not a christian either but who respects jesus and the entire church , make her eyes better, i know the church can perform miracles in anyone, even though who are not fully believers or members of the church yet, amen.


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