Feast day: 22nd of November
Patron of: Music, Musicians, Composers and Poets
We really know very little about Cecilia, although stories tell us a little about her. As a young girl, stories tell us that she wanted to give her life to God. Although we don’t know if she herself couldn’t see the name Cecilia means blind, so she is also the Catholic patron saint of the blind.
Cecilia is one of the most popular Roman saints. In her time in Rome it was very dangerous to be a Christian. She would comfort herself with sacred music. The National Academy of Santa Cecilia is one of the oldest musical institutions in the world.
She had a good life because lived in a wealthy family, but was an only child with her mother and father. Now she is catholic but from birth she was a christian. At an early age, Cecilia dedicated her life to god with a vow of Chasity. Cecilia was deeply in love with God since she was a child. She would pray both day and night to him asking for forgiveness and ask to help people in need.
Saint Cecilia was not canonised. She was proclaimed a saint by early Christian’s because of her martyrdom. Saint Cecilia is a patron saint of musicians and singers. Cecilia loved to sing and dance and make people happy, saint cecilia loved everyone sincerely, whether they were rich or poor. She tried to help anyone in need and knew that all people were children of god.
She was an only child who lived with her mum and her dad, Cecilia was also a rich roman girl. She lived in a mansion with her family and had a big enough space in the house to pray every day. Cecilia loves people of all kind she was a sweet person at heart and a girl who learned for hours how to play music and sing it to.
She taught people in her home town all about faith but when the governor heard of what was going on he was sentenced to death. Everyone loved Cecilia like her their child or a sister. saint Cecilia was loved by everyone. Even till this day she is a big part in all of peoples hearts and in all catholic church’s.
Prayer to St. Cecilia
St. Cecilia, glorious Virgin and Martyr of Jesus Christ, I admire the courage with which you professed your faith in the face of severe persecution, and the generous love with which you offered your life in witness to your belief in the Blessed Trinity. I thank God with you for the wonderful graces He had bestowed upon you to make your life holy and pleasing to Him even in the midst of the wealth that was yours. I thank Him for the privilege offered to you of receiving the glorious crown of martyrdom.
Saint Cecilia, I also admire the purity of love that bound you to the Savior, which was greater in your eyes than any human affection, so that you declared yourself before the enemies of the Church, “I am the bride of my Lord Jesus Christ”. Pray for me that in imitation of you I may keep my body pure and my soul holy, and that I may love Jesus with all my heart.
In these times so full of pleasure seeking and so lacking in faith, teach us to profess our faith courageously and to be willing to sacrifice ourselves in practicing it, so that our good example may lead others closer to Christ and the Church He as founded.
In thanksgiving to God for the graces he bestowed on St Cecilia: Our Father. Hail Mary. Glory be. St. Cecilia, Virgin and Martyr of Jesus Christ, pray for us.