Thursday, May 30, 2024

The Hamlet of Sta. Lucia surrounded by the Village of Kercem, St Lawrence and just minutes from the Capital of Gozo - Victoria. Sta. Lucia is sometimes forgotten it is so quiet, an ideal place for writers.

Santa Lucija church was first recorded in 1575, and rebuilt from its foundations in the 1790's; the latest enlargement taking place in 1950.  Santa Lucija (Saint Lucy) is invoked by those who have problems with their eyesight, and many flock to the church on 13 December, this being the feastday.  The village square is marked by a traditional stone cross.
The village is right next door to Kercem and boasts some stunning countryside.  The area was once known for its fresh water springs and it is still one of the greenest areas on Gozo.

'Civibus Lucem Ingeni'
I Implant Light In Fellow Citizens
Naghti D-Dwal Lil Niesna