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from lat lux: ‘white, light’, name from the city Luciana
Saint Lucy of Syracuse, also known as Santa Lucia, (283–304) was a rich young Christian martyr , feast day in the West is December 13. She consecrated her virginity to God and refused to marry a pagan, and had her dowry distributed to the poor. Her would-be husband denounced her as a Christian to the governor of Syracuse. Miraculously unable to move her or burn her, the guards stabbed her and killed her.

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