Saint Lucy with her eyes on a plate

One of many Christian saints reputedly martyred by the emperor Diocletian – Saint Lucy is the patron saint of the blind.

Appropriately, as she either had her eyes gouged out by a Roman soldier or tore out her own eyes (no, really!) according to whichever source you read. This is a depiction of her in ‘azulejos’ (Portuguese tiles) in a church in the town of Obidos.

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