As she grew, she continued to shine in the lives of all who knew her: a gentle girl, devoted to God.
For that, she was mercilessly killed.
The name of St. Lucy, virgin and martyr, would spread far beyond her native Sicily and continue long past the 4th century persecution of Diocletian in which she was killed. Her name remains today in the first Eucharistic Prayer of the Mass. Her memory is celebrated on this day.
(adapted from an earlier post)