Prayer to Saint Lucy by Pope John XXIII

O glorious Santa Lucia, who combined the profession of faith with the glory of martyrdom, help us to openly profess the truths of the Gospel and to walk in faith according to the teachings of our Saviour.

Oh Virgin of Syracuse, be thou the light in our life and the model for our actions so that, after following in thy footsteps here on earth, we can rejoice together with thee in the vision of our Lord. Amen.

Prayer to Saint Lucy

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.