Saint Cecilia’s Feast Day

Saint Cecilia is the patron saint of the musicians and her Feast Day is celebrated on November 22. Born in 2nd Century Rome, the story says she heard heavenly music in her heart when she was married, and at the end of her short life, as she lay dying a martyr’s death, she praised God, singing to Him. It is the reason for which Christian Churches celebrate her as the patroness of musicians and Church music. John Dryden and Alexander Pope, Henry Purcell, George Frideric Handel and Benjamin Britten have dedicated music and poems to Saint Cecilia, and their works were presented in musical concerts and festivals held on her Feast Day. 

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