Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Saint Lucy of Siracusa

Possibly of all the famous women in the long history of Sicily, Saint Lucy of Siracusa (Syracuse) is the best known one all over the world. She is venerated in Italy, in Sweden and in all the Scandinavian countries, in Malta, the US and by Sicilians both on the island and in the "diaspora."

Her feast day is December 13th, and people commemorate this brave young Christian martyr with a number of diverse and colorful traditions.

My new article on St Lucy is online on the Best of Sicily Online Magazine.

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