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Lucy of Scotland (d. 1090)

Lucy of Scotland (d. 1090)

Saint. Died in 1090; daughter of a king of Scotland.

Descended from Scottish royalty, Lucy of Scotland left the licentious court of her father and went to Lorraine, France, where she became a shepherd for a man by the name of Thiébaut. Upon his death, she inherited his fortune which she used to build a church and a hermitage on the mountain which still bears her name. Anne of Austria made a pilgrimage to her shrine before the birth of Louis XIV, since it is believed that Lucy can help sterile women to conceive. Her feast day is September 19.

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