She is invoked in prayer against diseases of the eyes and throat.

Saint Lucia's mother suffered from an incurable disease, and when she was cured, Lucy distributed all their wealth to the poor. This angered the man to whom she was betrothed, and he denounced her as being a Christian. Her fiancé could have no rest from thinking of her beautiful eyes, so that she plucked them out and sent them to him on a dish. After much torture, she was finally mortally stabbed in the neck.

Harry Korol
Folklife Collections, Provincial Museum of Alberta, à Edmonton
c. 1995
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