Carissimi: Today’s Mass; S. Lucy, Virgin & Martyr

St Lucy, Virgin and Martyr; Commemoration of the feria of the Third Sunday of Advent: Missa “Dilexísti justítiam” Hagiography states that Saint Lucy was a Christian martyr during the Diocletian persecution. According to apocryphal texts, the beautiful Lucia was born to a prosperous family of nobility in Syracuse on the island of Sicily. In the days of…