The Novena to Saint Lucy Begins Today

This novena is the most viewed post in the history of my blog. More people find me via google by using the term “St Lucy” than any other term.  My grandmother’s maiden name is Santa Lucia, so, obviously, St Lucy is a very special saint in our family (being my grandmother’s family’s patron and by extenstion, my patron). Next Tuesday will be the feast day of St Lucy when we will conclude the novena. Please join me and my family in this novena.

Novena to Saint Lucy

Whose beautiful name
Signifies light, By the light of Faith
Which God bestowed upon you,
Increase and preserve
His light in my soul,
So that I may avoid evil,
Be zealous in the performance
Of good works,
And abhor nothing
So much as the blindness
And the darkness
Of evil and sin.

Obtain for me,
By your intercession
With God,
Perfect vision
For my bodily eyes
And the grace to use them
For God’s greater honor
And glory
And the salvation of souls.

St. Lucy,
Virgin and martyr,
Hear my prayers
And obtain my petitions.