[This Novena is said on 9 consecutive days.]
O St Lucy,
you preferred to let your eyes be torn out
instead of denying the 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,
appointing you as the protector against eye diseases.
I come to you for you
to 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 colour of the flowers
and the smile of children.
Preserve also the eyes of my soul, the faith,
through which I can know my God,
understand His teachings,
recognise 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.
protect my eyes
and preserve my faith.
Say 3 Our Father…
Say 3 Hail Mary…
Say 3 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 splendour of the Celestial Homeland.
pray for us
and for the most needy,
to Christ our Lord.
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