Tuesday, November 22, 2016

November 22: Feast Day of Saint Cecilia

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Today, November 22, is the feast day of Saint Cecilia and my oldest daughter's Confirmation Saint.

St. Cecilia was born in Rome, Italy and lived around 100 A.D. It is said that she heard heavenly music whenever she prayed to God. She is the patron saint of composers, music, musicians, organ builders and singers. She was persecuted for her Christian beliefs and her story of great faith through her suffering is amazing!  I found out today with a Google search that "Cecilia is one of the most popular of Roman saints. The year of her birth is unknown, but it is believed she died about 177 A.D. in Rome. Her body was discovered incorrupt in 1599, is known to be the first Saint to be incorrupt."

This was the first year we "celebrated" this feast day with a very simple sweet snack and we read a little about her life in our Saints for Young Readers for Every Day, Vol. 2, July-December and Saints and Angels books during our Couch Catechism prayer time.

I got the idea of the KitKat keyboard from Catholic Cuisine.  I didn't know they had white KitKats until I saw the Catholic Cuisine post!   I found my white KitKats at a gas station store (because the grocery store I went to didn't have them.) 

In the morning, I set out the Saints and Angels book opened to the page about Saint Cecilia's life, a Saint Cecilia holy card and the Saint Cecilia peg doll. I received at the Saint peg doll exchange last year.  My children were very excited to eat the sweet treats after lunch today! 

Prayer to Saint Cecilia

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.

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If you would like to learn about other fun ways to celebrate Saint Cecilia's powerful Christian witness, be sure to read Easy Ways to Celebrate Saint Cecilia

Saint Cecilia, pray for us! 



Chris said...

Wow, I can't believe the wealth of ways you guys celebrate the liturgical year! Tracy~~~ amazing!

Love the piano. Love it! Eons ago for Kevin's 4th bday party, he wanted a "music theme." So we did lots of musical crafts, games and we made a drum cake. It was adorable---but I would love to have done this we well!! Well, now I know for the future events and for St C Day next year!!

Thanks for sharing!

Unknown said...

Wow! I love this so much! What a fantastic way to celebrate! I am definitely keeping this in mind for next year! :)

Thanks Chris for stopping in! The music theme bday party for Kevin sounds so fun! Have fun if you decide to make this easy KitKat piano one day! :) God bless!

Hi Cecily!
Thanks for stopping in and I hope you enjoy this fun and easy way to celebrate such a beautiful Saint! God bless!

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