Tuesday, November 22, 2016

22nd November - Saint Cecilia - Independent Catholic News

22nd November - Saint Cecilia - Independent Catholic News: Roman martyr, patron saint of music. According to legend, St Cecilia was a Roman Christian from a patrician family who lived in the 2nd or 3rd century. She had decided to remain single and devote her life to God, but was forced into an arranged marriage. While the wedding guests danced at her wedding, she sat apart singing only the psalms. Valerian, her husband, turned out to be very understanding and respected her vow of virginity.

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