November 22: St. Cecilia

Today we celebrate the Feastday of St. Cecilia. Franciscan Media has a short article on this young martyr and patroness of musicians:

Let us pray. “Saint Cecilia, you were born into wealth but chose poverty; given into marriage, but chose virginity. Through your sacrifice, you converted your husband to the faith, and brought him to the heavenly kingdom through the narrow gate of martyrdom. You yourself were martyred by the sword, but your brave witness gave life to hundreds in the early Church who came to believe in the Gospel. We seek your prayers and we ask for your intercession. Help us to imitate you who generously offered your life for the love of Jesus, to whom you were devoted with your heart and your soul. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.”

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