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𝐇𝐨𝐧𝐨𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐒𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐭 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐃𝐚𝐲: 𝐀 𝐁𝐞𝐚𝐜𝐨𝐧 𝐨𝐟 𝐅𝐚𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐈𝐧𝐬𝐩𝐢𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧
𝐍𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐦𝐛𝐞𝐫 𝟐𝟐 • 𝐒𝐭. 𝐂𝐞𝐜𝐢𝐥𝐚
𝐅𝐀𝐂𝐓𝐒 𝐀𝐁𝐎𝐔𝐓 𝐒𝐀𝐈𝐍𝐓
Although Cecilia is one of the most famous of the Roman martyrs, the familiar stories about her are apparently not founded on authentic material. There is no trace of honor being paid her in early times. A fragmentary inscription of the late fourth century refers to a church named after her, and her feast was celebrated at least in 545.
According to legend, Cecilia was a young Christian of high rank betrothed to a Roman named Valerian. Through her influence, Valerian was converted, and was martyred along with his brother. The legend about Cecilia’s death says that after being struck three times on the neck with a sword, she lived for three days, and asked the pope to convert her home into a church.
Since the time of the Renaissance she has usually been portrayed with a viola or a small organ.
𝘓𝘦𝘵 𝘶𝘴 𝘱𝘳𝘢𝘺, 𝘖 𝘌𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘯𝘢𝘭 𝘎𝘰𝘥, 𝘸𝘩𝘰 𝘨𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘶𝘴 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘰𝘯 𝘰𝘧 𝘚𝘵. 𝘊𝘦𝘤𝘪𝘭𝘪𝘢, 𝘢 𝘱𝘰𝘸𝘦𝘳𝘧𝘶𝘭 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘵𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘴, 𝘨𝘳𝘢𝘯𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘢𝘧𝘵𝘦𝘳 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘧𝘢𝘪𝘵𝘩𝘧𝘶𝘭𝘭𝘺 𝘱𝘢𝘴𝘴𝘦𝘥 𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘥𝘢𝘺𝘴 𝘭𝘪𝘬𝘦 𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘦𝘭𝘧, 𝘪𝘯 𝘪𝘯𝘯𝘰𝘤𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘩𝘰𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘦𝘴𝘴, 𝘸𝘦 𝘮𝘢𝘺 𝘰𝘯𝘦 𝘥𝘢𝘺 𝘢𝘵𝘵𝘢𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘭𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘰𝘧 𝘣𝘦𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘵𝘶𝘥𝘦, 𝘸𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘪𝘯 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘤𝘦𝘳𝘵 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘩𝘦𝘳, 𝘸𝘦 𝘮𝘢𝘺 𝘱𝘳𝘢𝘪𝘴𝘦 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘣𝘭𝘦𝘴𝘴 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘧𝘰𝘳𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘮𝘰𝘳𝘦 𝘪𝘯 𝘦𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘯𝘪𝘵𝘺.