Triduum to St. Lucy
Feast Day, December 13
TRIDUUM PRAYERS TO SAINT LUCY, PROTECTOR OF THE EYES
O St. Lucy, you preferred to let your eyes be torn out instead of denying your faith and defiling your soul.
And God, through an extraordinary miracle, replaced them with another pair of sound and perfect eyes to reward your virtue and faith, and you were appointed to be the protector against eye diseases. I come to you so that you can protect my eyesight and to heal the illness in my eyes. O St. Lucy, preserve the light of my eyes so that I may see the beauties of creation, the glow of the sun, the color of the flowers and the smile of children. Preserve also the eyes of my soul, the faith, through which I can know God, understand His teachings, recognize His love for me and never miss the road that leads me to where you, St. Lucy, can be found in the company of the angels and saints. St. Lucy, protect my eyes and preserve my faith. Amen.
(Say One Our Father, One Hail Mary, One Glory Be)
O! Glorious St. Lucy, Virgin and Martyr, you greatly glorified the Lord by preferring to sacrifice your life rather than be unfaithful. Come to our aid and, through the love of this same most loveable Lord, save us from all infirmities of the eyes and the danger of losing them. Through your powerful intercession, may we spend our life in the peace of the Lord and be able to see Him with our transfigured eyes in the eternal splendor of the Celestial Homeland. Amen.
St Lucy, pray for us and for the most needy, to Christ Our Lord. Amen.
O joyous Virgin and Martyr, St. Lucy, you embrace death with songs and praise, in thanksgiving to God for having given you the privilege of dying for him. Bestow on us the grace to witness to our faith wherever we are. The gift to die for our faith is given only to a few, but to live for our faith is a challenge given to all. We, too, can become martyrs if we stand true to the witness of justice, honesty, and uprightness. As we put before you our petitions for this triduum, intercede for us before Jesus, and we promise like you to be witnesses of faith and be a light to others. Amen.
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. Amen.