Sunday, 13 December 2015

Saint Lucy's Day 13 December

Saint Lucy / Santa Lucia

The feast day of St. Lucia of Syracuse, known as Saint Lucy's Day, is celebrated in the West on 13 December. Lucia of Syracuse (283–304), also known as Saint Lucy, or Saint Lucia (Italian: Santa Lucia), was a young Christian martyr who died during the Diocletianic Persecution.

She is venerated as a saint by the Roman Catholic, Anglican, Lutheran, and Orthodox Churches.

The photo shows a statue of Saint Lucy outside the Cathedral in Siracusa.