- CHAIN IS NOT INCLUDED
- 7" or 8" chain
- Comes with a Lobster Claw Clasp. This bracelet is Unisex and can be for a man or woman. 7 Inches is standard for women 8 Inches is standard for men. Mens Plate Size: 1 3/4 Inches Wide x 1/2 Inch Tall Womens Plate Size: 1 Inches Wide x 1/3 Inches Tall Saint Lucy was a rich young Christian martyr who is venerated as a saint by Catholic and Orthodox Christians. Her feast day in the West is December 13, by the unreformed Julian calendar the longest night of the year; she is the patron saint of those who are blind. Lucy is one of the very few saints celebrated by the Lutheran Swedes, Finland-Swedes, Danes, and Norwegians, in celebrations that retain many indigenous Germanic pagan pre-Christian midwinter light festivals. She is one of seven women, excluding the Blessed Virgin Mary, commemorated by name in the Roman Canon. Her acta sanctus tells that Lucy was a Christian while Diocletian was persecuting and martyring Christians. She consecrated her virginity to God, refused to marry a pagan, and had her dowry distributed to the poor. Her would-be husband denounced her as a Christian to the governor of Syracuse. Miraculously unable to move her or burn her, the guards stabbed her and killed her. The oldest record of her story comes from the fifth-century accounts of saints' lives. By the sixth century, her story was widespread. St. Aldhelm wrote an account of her life, and the Venerable Bede included her story in his Martyrology. In medieval accounts, St. Lucy's eyes are gouged out prior to her execution. In art, her eyes sometimes appear on a plate that she's holding.