December 13 – Saint Lucy

Saint Lucy

Heavenly Jesus, Saint Lucy vowed to marry only You and revealed this secret after her mother arranged a wedding to a nobleman.  When he found out, he had her arrested and tried as a Christian.  The judge sent her to a house of prostitution to desecrate her virginity, but You kept her purity intact.  You also gave her the grace to joyfully endure her tortures until she died.  I ask her intercede for the teenagers and unmarried adults in my family.  Dear Lord, help them to see their chastity as a gift to You.  I also ask her to pray for those You have chosen for a religious vocation as sisters, brothers, deacons and priests.  Help them to hear You.  Saint Lucy, pray for us.  Amen.

QUOTES by Saint Lucy

Those whose hearts are pure are the temples of the Holy Spirit.

No one’s body is polluted so as to endanger the soul if it has not pleased the mind. If you were to lift my hand to your idol and so make me offer against my will, I would still be guiltless in the sight of the true God, who judges according to the will and knows all things. If now, against my will, you cause me to be polluted, a twofold purity will be gloriously imputed to me. You cannot bend my will to your purpose; whatever you do to my body, that cannot happen to me.

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