St.Cecilia

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St.Cecilia

  1. 1. St. Cecilia 22nd November
  2. 2. Saint Cecilia is the patron saint of musicians and Church music.
  3. 3. Her feast day is celebrated in the Roman Catholic Church on November 22.
  4. 4. S he was a noble lady of Rome who, with her husband Valerian and his brother Thateus , suffered martyrdom .
  5. 5. A church in her honor exists in Rome . It is situated in Trastevere .
  6. 6. T he martyrdom of Cecilia is said to have followed that of her husband and his brother .
  7. 7. She arranged to have her home preserved as a church before she was arrested.
  8. 8. At that time, the officials attempted to kill her by locking her in an overheated bathhouse. However, the attempt failed, and she was to be beheaded.
  9. 9. The executioner attempted to cut of her head three times unsuccessfully, a fter which he fled.
  10. 10. Cecilia survived another three days before eventually dying .
  11. 11. In the last three days of her life, she opened her eyes, gazed at her family and friends who crowded around her cell, closed them, and never opened them again.
  12. 12. Cecilia's musical fame rests on a legend that she praised God, singing to him, as she lay dying a martyr's death.
  13. 13. THE END

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