Cheating Death

One of the many Christians who were persecuted by the Romans, Lucy remained true to her faith and gave away her possessions to the poor. The Romans were said to have tried to kill her by burning and by putting out her eyes. Lucy miraculously survived, and her eyes were restored. She was finally put to death by the sword.

Ivory relief J of George and the dragon

The palm is a symbol of the victory of the faithful over the enemies of the soul, and is often associated with martyrs

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