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Blessed Lucy of Narni - Feast Day: November 15

Blessed Lucy of Narni Also known as Lucy Brocolelli Lucy de Alessio Lucia Broccadelli Lucia Brocadelli Memorial 15 November Profile The eldest of eleven children of Bartolomeo Broccadelli and …More
Blessed Lucy of Narni
Also known as
Lucy Brocolelli
Lucy de Alessio
Lucia Broccadelli
Lucia Brocadelli
Memorial
15 November
Profile The eldest of eleven children of Bartolomeo Broccadelli and Gentilina Cassio. A pious child, at age five she received a vision of Our Lady, and at age seven she saw Mary and received a scapular from Saint Dominic de Guzman. By age twelve she had taken private vows and had decided to become a Dominican. However, her father died, she was placed in the care of her uncle, and at age 15 she was betrothed in an arranged marriage to Count Pietro de Alessio of Milan, Italy. Her fondness for Pietro and her duty to her family conflicted with her desire for the religious life, and the stress caused her to become ill until she received a vision of Mary, Saint Dominic and Saint Catherine. She finally married the count, but he understood that they would live as brother and sister. Lucy took over the operation of the count‘s household. She taught catechism to the …More