Novena - Oremus
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Blessed Lucy of Narnia.

Italian Dominican tertiary, mystic and stigmatist, she was 40 years old when Luther wrote his 95 theses (1517), and died just shy of her 68th birthday. King Henry VIII was on his sixth and final wife, and Pope Paul III had just called for an ecumenical council to meet in Trent.

When Walter Hooper asked C. S. Lewis where he found the word 'Narnia', Lewis showed him Murray's “Small Classical Atlas” (1904), with a map of medieval Italy, on plate 8 of the Atlas, that had a small village called Narnia on it, which Lewis had underlined, simply because he liked the sound of it.