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Saint Lucy

Lucy, Saint, d. 304?, Sicilian virgin martyr. According to legend, at an early age she vowed herself to God. She rejected a pagan suitor, who then denounced her during the persecutions under Diocletian. She is popular in Sicily and in S Italy. In Italian her name is Lucia. Her attributes: a lamp, an awl, a sword, or a wound in her throat. Feast: Dec. 13.

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