St. Cecilia was an early Christian martyr. According to legend, her persecutors attempted to suffocate her with toxic oven fumes. Instead of choking, she began to sing. They also tried to behead her, but failed. She died three days later in her home. https://t.co/x7wUTiTzPr
St. Cecilia is the patroness of music. In her honor today, turn off the harsh rhetoric and constant chatter that dominate tv, radio and social media. Instead, listen to some beautiful music that helps to raise our minds and hearts to God and his blessings in our midst.
St. Cecilia, martyr and patroness of musicians, pray for us!
Happy feast day of St. Cecilia, patron saint of music. Music is such a magical and spiritual experience. It moves us. It calms us. It centers us. It allows us to move from our heads to our hearts and find deeper truths at times. Let us find some music today that touches us.
On this feast of St Cecilia we thank God for the gift of music and for the many talented musicians in our communities. https://t.co/XVbPrDGoLi
On the feast of St Cecilia, I will remember you during my Mass at 4pm on the High Altar of the Basilica and in my personal prayers in front of the Tomb of our beloved Saint Anthony. Have a great day! 🤗
Happy St Cecilia’s Day! The patron saint of eye-rolling 🙄
*Checks hagiography manual
Sorry! I mean the patron saint of musicians. https://t.co/2Vyog8BTpj
St. Cecilia, patron saint of musicians, pray for us!
Today is the feast of St Cecilia, patron saint of musicians. Here’s our manuscript copy of John Dryden's poem 'A Song for St. Cecilia’s Day, 1687' set to music by G.F. Handel in 1739. The first violin part has been bound in newspaper dated 1741. #OnThisDay #earlymusic #OTD https://t.co/okZxppRSoI
Today (22 Nov) we celebrate the feast of St. Cecilia.
William Morris & Burne-Jones experimented with designs from her legend, in painting & stained glass.
Here is WM’s angel (Nun Monkton, 1873), B-J’s ‘Chant d’amour’ (@metmuseum
, 1868) & ‘St Cecilia’ (Princeton, c.1900) https://t.co/ILhhG2rdmC
“Arise, soldiers of Christ, throw away the works of darkness and put on the armor of light.” || St. Cecilia #FeastDay
🤗🎶Buona festa di Santa Cecilia! 💝a tutti😉✨
🎵HWV76 Ode for St. Cecilia's Day
🎨Sebastiano Conca (Coronation of St Cecilia in Heaven in the ceiling of the Church of Santa Cecilia in Trastevere in Rome, Italy) https://t.co/NUybuV8QkE
Hail! bright Cecilia
Hail! fill ev'ry Heart
A blessed feast day of St Cecilia to all musicians https://t.co/srY6eu41my
St. Cecilia, patron saint of musicians, pray for us! 🎶
Today in Rome, St. Cecilia, exposed to the fire from which she came out uninjured. She terminated her glorious sufferings by the sword, in the time of the emperor Marcus Aurelius Severus Alexander.
We’re celebrating the 25th anniversary of the National Lottery with a special musical offering (it’s the Feast Day of St Cecilia after all!). Click here for more, incl a special ticket offer https://t.co/BE2nN4W5dS
#NationalLottery25 #ThanksToYou #StCecilia
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I love Vespers for the feast of #StCecilia, but we’ll miss the splendid organ accompaniment of D. Margaret, now at St Cecilia’s in Rome. #absentfriends
St Cecilia, pray for us. May our lives be a song lifted up in praise of God! @ Basilica di Santa Cecilia in Trastevere https://t.co/GWl1NCQD98
Happy Feast of St. Cecilia, patroness of music and musicians. As Pope Benedict XVI once wrote, "When man comes into contact with God, mere speech is not enough," or as St. Augustine put it, "Only the lover sings!" More: https://t.co/Coht1DfdM7 https://t.co/CEchB3ZzIw
It's not only odes for St Cecilia that have premiered #OnThisDay in music history. Antonín Dvořák's first Piano Quintet, for example, also premiered on St Cecilia's Day in 1872.
Here's the Borodin Quartet and Sviatoslav Richter with their 1982 recording: https://t.co/KDydFGWuBC https://t.co/nU0gUvmwf7
#FeastDay of St Cecilia, early Christian Martyr
She’s depicted in a 9th cent. mosaic at Basilica of Santa Cecilia in Trastevere, built on the site of her home
Saints Peter and Paul present Saints Cecilia, Valerian (her husband), Agatha, and Paschal I to Christ the King https://t.co/uN0UuFYuWX
We’re pleased to announce the relaunch of the Friday Afternoons website today: Benjamin Britten’s Birthday, St Cecilia’s Day and six years after the inaugural Friday Afternoons event@FridayPMs