Santa Lucia Was Grounded In Her Faith

On Sunday in New York City, we will celebrate Santa Lucia with a traditional lunch at Pasta Eater restaurant prepared by guest che Giuseppe Sciurca. Full, four-course menu (including cuccìa), live concertino of Sicilian songs, raffle of Sicily-inspired products, and an altar and presentation for Santa Lucia. Register at

Santa Lucia was born in Siracusa, Sicily at the end of the 3rd century CE. She was killed in 304 CE by Roman soldiers because she practiced Christianity when it was illegal. She stood strong in her faith, so strong that oxen could not move her. Join us on Sunday to learn the full story about the patroness of light, eyes, sight, and wheat.

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