As a singer, I should love St. Cecilia as she is the patron saint of musicians. However, I love her for more than that.
She was a road for the blind by giving good example, a heaven through her continual contemplation, and a worker for heaven by her application to good works.
Read the account from The Golden Legend by Jacob Voragine about the life and death of St. Cecilia. It’s really quite amazing.
O glorious saint, who chose to die instead of denying your King, we pray you please to help us as His fair praise we sing. We lift our hearts in joyous song to honor Him this way. And while we sing, remembering, to sing is to doubly pray.
At once in our hearts and in our tongues we offer double prayer sent heavenward on winged notes to praise God dwelling there. While in our hearts and tongues we try with song to praise God twice, we ask dear saint, to help us be united close to Christ! Amen.
Dear St. Cecilia, one thing we know for certain about you is that you became a heroic martyr in fidelity to your divine Bridegroom. We do not know that you were a musician, but we are told that you heard Angels sing.
Inspire musicians to gladden the hearts of people by filling the air with God’s gift of music and reminding them of the divine Musician who created all beauty. Amen.
Lord, hear our requests. Through the intercession of St. Cecilia, please grant what we ask. Amen.
I hope you enjoy the new day we set aside for prayers. Fridays. My favorite mysteries are the Sorrowful Mysteries. It reminds me that if Jesus can get through His agony, scourging, crowning with thorns, His carrying of the cross and crucifixion – we can get through anything. There’s strength in that.
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