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St. Cecilia

Born ? Died 117

Young daughter of wealthy Roman family.  Pledged her virginity to God but forced to marry by her parents. Converted her husband to Christianity.  Her husband, brother-in-law and she were all ultimately martyred for founding a ministry to ensure the proper burial for Christian martyrs.  St. Cecilia is the patron saint of musicians and poets and is represented here holding a lute. 

St. Cecilia's Feast Day is November 22nd.

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