St. Lucy of Syracuse was born in Sicily circa 283. She promised to live her life for Christ, but Lucy’s mother arranged her marriage. After Lucy prayed at St. Agatha’s tomb and her mother’s illness was cured, Lucy’s mother agreed that Lucy did not have to marry. However, Lucy’s would-be groom told the governor that Lucy was a Christian. They gouged her eyes, tortured her and killed her. St. Lucy is patron saint of the blind, authors and sore throats.