This St. Lucy of Syracuse Plaque commemorates Saint Lucy (283-304), or Santa Lucia, who was an early martyr of the Church in Syracuse, Sicily. Her feast day is December 13. From before the Reformation until the present day, the Feast of Saint Lucy has been widely celebrated by the peoples of Sweden and Norway. St. Lucy is the “Saint of Light” who illuminates the Scandinavian darkness. This bronze plaque is indeed a wonderful gift for a birthday, feast day, or confirmation, for that special “Lucy” in your life!
A Bronze Wall Plaque in Three Sizes
Available in three sizes – small (p178k – 2.4 x 2 inches), medium (p120m – 4 x 3.25 inches) or large (p156g – 7.9 x 6.3 inches) – this plaque hangs easily on the wall in the office or at home. This solid bronze plaque was designed and forged in Germany by a master bronzesmith. This is an excellent gift for a birthday, feast day, confirmation, and first communion.
Saint Lucy – the Martyr of Light in the Darkness
The feast day of Saint Lucy comes during Advent on December 13th. Her feast day has become a festival of light, since her feast was originally on the Winter Solstice, the shortest day of the year. The long dark winters of Scandinavian countries fostered celebration of her feast day. There, on December 13th each year a young girl in a white dress with red sash (the symbol of martyrdom) carries palm fronds and wears on her head a wreath or crown of lit candles. This plaque will then be a most fitting gift for St. Lucy’s feast day (December 13th), for a birthday, first communion, and especially for confirmation.