Lucius, whose name evokes the idea of light, shone by his courage in the midst of the hardest persecution. He governed the Church under the Emperors Gallus and Volusian and was martyred in 254.

Like Jesus in His public life, he was, says St. Cyprian, “the Pastor who guards the flock, the Pilot who steers the ship, the King who leads his people, and in one word the Bishop of the Church”.

Sacerdotes Dei, benedicite Dominum: sancti et humiles corde, laudate Deum. * Benedicite, omnia opera Domini, Domino: laudate et superexaltate eum in saecula.
O ye priests of the Lord, bless the Lord: O ye holy and humble of heart, praise God. * All ye works of the Lord, bless the Lord: praise and exalt Him above all for ever.
(Daniel 3:84,87,85)  Continue Reading