Lucy means light. Saint Lucy , also known as Saint Lucia or Saint Lukia is the patron saint of the blind. Born to rich and noble parents in Syracuse, Sicily, in the year 283 AD she lost her Roman father in infancy.
Lucy , Italian Santa Lucia , (died 304, Syracuse, Sicily; feast day December 13), virgin and martyr who was one of the earliest Christian saints to achieve popularity, having a widespread following before the 5th century. She is the patron saint of the city of Syracuse (Sicily) and of virgins.
This so angered Paschasius that he ordered the guards to remove her eyes . Another version has Lucy taking her own eyes out in order to discourage a persistent suitor who admired them. This is one of the reasons that Lucy is the patron saint of those with eye illnesses.
St Camillus, as the patron saint of the sick, hospitals, nurses and physicians, is another all rounder.
Pages in category “Late Ancient Christian female saints ” Adrian and Natalia of Nicomedia. Saint Afra. Agape, Chionia, and Irene. Agnes of Rome. Anastasia of Sirmium. Antonina and Alexander. Anysia of Salonika. Saint Apollonia.
Stephen , (died 36 ce, Jerusalem; feast day December 26), Christian deacon in Jerusalem and the first Christian martyr , whose apology before the Sanhedrin (Acts of the Apostles 7) points to a distinct strand of belief in early Christianity.
The Lucia tradition can be traced back both to the martyr St Lucia of Syracuse (died in 304) and to the Swedish legend of Lucia as Adam’s first wife. It is said that she consorted with the Devil and that her children were invisible infernals.
The most common story told about St Lucia is that she would secretly bring food to the persecuted Christians in Rome, who lived in hiding in the catacombs under the city. She would wear candles on her head so she had both her hands free to carry things. Lucy means ‘light’ so this is a very appropriate name.
Lucia meaning light, Santa Lucia is also the patron saint of the blind, the eyes, the electricians, the oculists and the stonemasons, and is often invoked for eye diseases. As the patron saint of sight, she is also sollicited for sight problems, such as myopia, astigmatism, presbyopia or blindness.
Saint Lucy was not canonized , because she was pre-congregation. Pre-congregation means that the Catholic Church did not create the procedure for canonization . Therefore Saint Lucy would have became a Saint by popular decision, but she was created by early Christians because of her martyrdom.
Saint Raphael the Archangel serves as the patron saint of healing.
Raphael (/ˈræfiəl/; Hebrew: רְפָאֵל, translit. Rəp̄āʾēl, lit. ‘ God has healed’; Ancient Greek: Ραφαήλ, Raphaḗl; Coptic: ⲣⲁⲫⲁⲏⲗ, Rafaêl; Arabic: رفائيل, Rafā’īl, or إسرافيل, Isrāfīl; Amharic: ሩፋኤል, Rufaʾel) is an archangel responsible for healing in the traditions of most Abrahamic religions.
St. Michael the Archangel – against danger at sea, against temptations, holy death, sick people, storms at sea, police officers.