This is the Liturgy of the Hours for December 13. Your local date is .
St. Lucy lived in the 4th century, born in Syracuse. Raised a Christian, she often gave her possessions to the poor despite the sharp persecutions of Diocletian’s reign. When she resisted the advances of a Roman soldier, she was arrested and martyred. She is one of the early Christian saints and is so honored in various prayers, antiphons, and poems of the day. Her name means ‘light’ and she is the patron saint of eye ailments. 
Written by Sarah Ciotti
 Fr. Hugh Feiss, OSB, The Martyrology of the Monastery of the Ascension, 2008.
 F.L. Cross and E.A. Livingstone, The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church (London: Oxford University Press, 1974), 842.
 Catholicpedia: The Original Catholic Encyclopedia (1917) for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. s.v. “St. Lucy.”