Skip to comments.Lucy and Odilia: Two Saints for Sore Eyes [Catholic Caucus]
Posted on 12/14/2008 8:00:30 AM PST by mlizzy
As I prepared to write this blog entry, my contact lenses were killing me, and my left eye in particular felt like it was on fire. How fortuitous, then, to find not one, but two saints who had a direct connection with eye healing or vision intercession, the popular St. Lucy and the insightful St. Odilia.
First, St. Lucy ... Though celebrated in song (Santa Lucia) and dance (notably the Swedish Festival of Light on her feast day), as well as commemorated in the First Eucharistic Prayer, not a lot is known of her life other than the fact she died for her faith. Born of noble parents in Sicily, Lucy wanted to dedicate her life to God, and when she refused a suitor, he denounced her as a Christian, and she was sentenced to death. But here the details get dicey.
(Excerpt) Read more at fightingirishthomas.net ...
Mods ... please add [Catholic Caucus]. My mistake! Sorry.