Saint for the Day - December 13 - St. Lucy
The mother of St. Lucy
suffered four years from an issue of blood, and the
help of man failed. St. Lucy reminded her mother
that a woman in the Gospel had been healed of the
same disorder. "St. Agatha," she said, "stands ever
in the sight of Him for Whom she died. Only touch
her sepulchre with faith, and you will be healed."
They spent the night praying by the tomb, till,
overcome by weariness, both fell asleep. St. Agatha
appeared in vision to St. Lucy, and calling her
sister, foretold her mother's recovery and her own
martyrdom. That instant the cure was affected; and
in her gratitude the mother allowed her daughter to
distribute her wealth among the poor, and consecrate
her virginity to Christ.
A young man to whom she had been promised in
marriage accused her as a Catholic to the heathen;
but Our Lord, by a special miracle, saved from
outrage this virgin whom He had chosen for His own.
The fire kindled around her did her no hurt. Then
the sword was plunged into her heart, and the
promise made at the tomb of St. Agatha was
Saint for the Day - St. Lucy
Read about the Saint for today - December 13 and spare a thought for family or friends who might suffering from ill health or are experiencing times of trouble.
The Saints had to bear
sufferings and. temptations
greater far than yours. How did
they overcome them? By the love
of Christ. Nourish this pure
love by meditating on the
mysteries of Christ's life; and,
above all, by devotion to the
Holy Eucharist, which is the
antidote against sin and the
pledge of eternal life.
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