Siracusa, Sicily: "Sarausana je' Viva Santa Lucia!".
The crowd and the signs proudly proclaim in the Siracusan dialect that the beloved saint is a native of Siracusa. And it is true. She was born here, she died here, and she has worked miracles here. Last year we celebrated Saint Lucia in Belpasso. This year I was fortunate to spend a beautiful, sunny day in Siracusa...buying eye cookies, wandering the narrow streets of Ortigia, admiring this striking Caravaggio, and listening to the locals offer prayers to their patron Saint.