INSPIRING NOVENA TO SAINT CECILIA (VIRGIN & MARTYR), PATRON SAINT OF MUSIC AND MUSICIANS: DAY 3

St. Cecilia had an angel of Lucifer as her lover – News that matters

O God, come to my aid+
R. O Lord, make haste to help me.
V. Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.
R. As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

—Pause for an “Examination of Conscience”—

I confess to almighty God
and to you, my brothers and sisters,
that I have greatly sinned,
in my thoughts and in my words,
in what I have done and in what I have failed to do,
(strike breast) through my fault, through my fault,
through my most grievous fault;
therefore I ask blessed Mary ever-Virgin,
all the Angels and Saints,
and you, my brothers and sisters,
to pray for me to the Lord our God.

Vega Sicilia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia | Music painting, 19th century paintings, Art musicDaily Prayer to St. Cecilia

St. Cecilia, I confide in your intercession because you generously offered your life as a sacrifice for the love of Jesus, to whom you were devoted with your whole heart and soul. Jesus will not refuse your prayers. Beg Jesus to grant me this favour: [Mention your need(s) here…] For the sake of Jesus Christ, who filled your heart with pure and heroic love, who crowned you with the glorious crown of martyrdom, who permitted your body to remain incorrupt through these many centuries, and who willed that your memory be praised by the Church at every Holy Day Mass, I earnestly ask you to intercede for me. I resign myself entirely to the Holy Will of God. Help me to imitate your faith and love of God, that I may be ready to make any sacrifice for my Catholic faith. Through your prayers may I someday reach heaven and praise with you the Sacred Heart of Jesus, the loving Spouse of your soul and mine. Amen.

Short Meditation
(Life of Saint Cecilia)

Story of Saint Saint: Saint Cecilia of Rome - YouTube

Day 3

(life & vow)

Saint Cecilia lived in the 3rd century A.D. in the Roman Empire. She was born to a noble family in Rome. Despite taking a personal vow of chastity, her parents married her off to a young pagan nobleman named Valerian. In response to this, she wore sackcloth and underwent fasting. She also invoked the saints and angels and asked them to guard her purity.

Immediately after the marriage, Saint Cecilia told Valerian about her vow of virginity and that she had an angel watching over her, and that the angel would punish him if he sexually violated her. When Valerian asked to see this angel, Saint Cecilia told him that he would first need to travel to the third milestone on the Appian Way and be baptized by Pope Urbanus. Saint Cecilia’s husband followed her instructions and when he returned he saw the angel standing beside her. The angel crowned her with a chaplet of roses or lilies. The love story of Saint Cecilia and her husband is recounted in a religious romance that circulated in Greece during the 4th century A.D.

Pause and reflect for a moment…

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

St. Cecilia Decal – Devout DecalsDAY 3 PRAYER

Our Father…3 Hail Marys…Glory be…

LITANY OF ST. CECILIA

Lord, have mercy on us.
Christ, have mercy on us.
Lord, have mercy on us.
Christ hear us. Christ, graciously hear us.

God the Father of heaven, Have mercy on us.
God the Son, Redeemer of the world, Have mercy on us.
God the Holy Spirit, Have mercy on us.
Holy Trinity, one God, Have mercy on us.

Holy Mary, Mother of God, Pray for us. (repeat after each line)
St. Cecilia,
St. Cecilia, wise virgin,
St. Cecilia, whose heart burned with the fire of divine love,
St. Cecilia, apostle by your zeal and charity,
St. Cecilia, who converted your spouse and procured for him the crown of martyrdom,
St. Cecilia, who by your pleadings moved the hearts of pagans, and brought them into the true Church,
St. Cecilia, who did unceasingly see your guardian angel by your side,
St. Cecilia, who mingled your voice with the celestial harmonies of the virgins,
St. Cecilia, who by your melodious accents celebrated the praises of Jesus,
St. Cecilia, illustrious martyr of Jesus Christ,
St. Cecilia, who during three days suffered most excruciating torments,
St. Cecilia, consolation of the afflicted,
St. Cecilia, protectress of all who invokes you,
St. Cecilia, patroness of holy canticles,
St. Cecilia, special patroness and advocate of all singers, musicians, authors, and students, Pray for us.

We salute you, O Virgin, who gave your blood for the defence and faith of Jesus Christ!

Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world, Spare us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world, Graciously hear us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world, Have mercy on us.

God glorified St. Cecilia, And He crowned her virtues.

Let us pray: O Eternal God, who gave us in the person of St. Cecilia, a powerful protectress and patron of music, grant that after having faithfully passed our days like herself, in innocence and holiness, we may one day attain the land of beatitude, wherein concert with her, we may praise you and bless you forevermore in eternity. Amen.

Rome: Church of Saint Cecilia in Trastevere - The Catholic Travel Guide

St. Cecilia, we ask for your intercession because you generously offered your life for the love of Jesus, who you were devoted to with your heart and soul. Graciously hear our prayers! Amen.

Saint Cecilia, pray for us!

(If possible, kindly accompany this novena with the Holy Rosary at any hour of the day, either 5 or 10 or 15 or 20 decades…)

May the Divine assistance remain always with us, and may the souls of the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace. Amen.

Blessing+
Through the intercession of Saint Cecilia (Virgin & Martyr), may the Lord bless + us, keep us from all evil, and bring us to everlasting life. Amen.

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Shalom!

Compiled by Fr. Chinaka Justin Mbaeri, OSJ
Paroquia Nossa Senhora da Imaculada Conceição, Paulo Ramos, Maranhão, Brazil
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Tonia
Tonia
2 years ago

Dear St. Cecilia, pray for me to God for my mother’s health, my family and my voice of singing be strengthened for the praise and glory of God. Amen

Nnekapurour
Nnekapurour
2 years ago

St Cecilia pray for us Amen

Adaeze
Adaeze
2 years ago

Pray for us dear St. Cecilia. Amen

Adaeze
Adaeze
1 year ago

St. Cecilia, please intercede and pray for me. Amen

Gloria Olebunne
Gloria Olebunne
7 months ago

St. Cecilia, illustrious martyr of Jesus Christ, pray for us

Lawrence Okonofua
Lawrence Okonofua
7 months ago

St. Cecelia to your saintly prayers we commend ourselves, families and all whom it has pleased God to put on our Salfivic journey of life.

Ujumax
Ujumax
7 months ago

Amen

Benjamin Adewale Ajai
Benjamin Adewale Ajai
7 months ago

Thank you, Lord Jesus for the life of St. Cecilia which we see as an example to emulate

Franca Ekhosuehi
Franca Ekhosuehi
7 months ago

St Cecilia, pray for us.

Doris Okoh
Doris Okoh
7 months ago

St Cecilia pray for us

Victoria Agbonyeme
Victoria Agbonyeme
7 months ago

St Cecilia. Whose heart burn with
the fire divine love. Pray for us. AMEN.

Mkpuma Tochukwu
Mkpuma Tochukwu
7 months ago

St. Cecilia pray for us

Miriam Akaakase
Miriam Akaakase
7 months ago

St. Cecilia, protectress of all who invokes you, pray for us

Obanor Oghenenyore
Obanor Oghenenyore
7 months ago

St Cecelia pray for us,Amen

Aromashodu Bisi
Aromashodu Bisi
7 months ago

Please Lord through the intercession of Saint Cecilia have mercy on Olu and Damilola. Amen

Thelma
Thelma
7 months ago

St. Cecilia through your intercession, may the Almghty hear our prayers and grant us our heart desired. Amen

Margaret
Margaret
7 months ago

St. Cecilia, intercede for my family, and obtain for each one of us according to our needs. Obtain for us also God’s uncommon favors and unmerited graces; and an increased faith and perseverance.

Sule Adanu
Sule Adanu
7 months ago

Amen

Emejuru Doris oluchi
Emejuru Doris oluchi
7 months ago

St.Cecilia pray for me and my family Amen

Malagu Cynthia ifeoma
Malagu Cynthia ifeoma
7 months ago

St Cicilia pray for us

Oby Ralph
Oby Ralph
7 months ago

Through the intercession of St Cecilia virgin and martyr may God bless and protect us from the hands of the evil ones

Emeka Alu
Emeka Alu
7 months ago

Through the intercession of Saint Cecilia (Virgin & Martyr), may the Lord bless + us, keep us from all evil, and bring us to everlasting life. Amen.

Mike-kusah, Vickie
Mike-kusah, Vickie
7 months ago

St. Cecilia pray for us.

Tee Terver Norbert
Tee Terver Norbert
7 months ago

Saint Cecilia, Pray for me now and always. May God open my eyes and ears to see,hear and keep His Words always Amen

Adeyanju Adenike Regina
Adeyanju Adenike Regina
7 months ago

St. Cecilia, we ask for your intercession because you generously offered your life for the love of Jesus, who you were devoted to with your heart and soul. Graciously hear our prayers Amen.

Lucy Eze
Lucy Eze
7 months ago

St Cecelia pray for us

Leticia Otomewo
Leticia Otomewo
7 months ago

St Cecilia, please Pray for Me that GOD Almighty will hear and answer all my Petitions, Amen!!

Joy Ebereonu
Joy Ebereonu
7 months ago

Dear St. Cecilia we beseech thee to intercede for all who are believing God for the blessing of the fruit of the womb.
Amen

Ngosoo Perpetua Chia
Ngosoo Perpetua Chia
7 months ago

Saint Cecilia Virgin and Martyr, Pray for us Amen.

Titilayo Ogbor
Titilayo Ogbor
7 months ago

St Cecilia pray for us Amen

Anyanwu Akachi Kizito
Anyanwu Akachi Kizito
7 months ago

St Cecilia,
Pray for us

Christie Dada
Christie Dada
7 months ago

St Cecilia. Pray for us.

Lady Uche Nwosu
Lady Uche Nwosu
7 months ago

St Cecilia illustrious Martyr and obedient servant of God, pray for us

Ufy
Ufy
7 months ago

Amen. St. Cecilia intercede for me and my families (nuclear and extended). Amen.

Maureen Obiageli ldiegbe
Maureen Obiageli ldiegbe
7 months ago

Through the intercession of Saint Cecilia ( virgin and Martyr) may the Lord bless us and protect us, Amen

Nkiru Osefo - Major
Nkiru Osefo - Major
7 months ago

St. Cecilia consolation of the afflicted, pray for us

Chinwe Elo- Okoye
Chinwe Elo- Okoye
7 months ago

St Cecilia, pray for me for gift and grace of singing praises unto God always.Amen

Roselyn Demawa
Roselyn Demawa
7 months ago

St. Cecilia intercede for us and our country Nigeria.

Pteremathew
Pteremathew
7 months ago

Amen

Emilia
Emilia
7 months ago

St Cecilia pray for us

Anthonia Nwidadah
Anthonia Nwidadah
7 months ago

St. Cecilia Virgin & Martyr, pray for us & help us guard our virginity, Amen!

EuniceOReur verenyol
EuniceOReur verenyol
7 months ago

St Cecilia pray for us.

Uchenna Aham-Anyanwu
Uchenna Aham-Anyanwu
7 months ago

Saint Cecilia, pray for us!

Chris Onyegbule
Chris Onyegbule
7 months ago

St. Cecilia, apostle by your zeal and charity pray for me to God.

Juliet Orianzi
Juliet Orianzi
7 months ago

Amen and Amen

Adebayo Olabode Micheal
Adebayo Olabode Micheal
7 months ago

Through the intercession of Saint Cecilia (Virgin & Martyr), may God crown all our efforts in life(Amen)

Cynthia
Cynthia
7 months ago

Thanks be to God for the gift of St. Cecelia to us.

Ada Nnadi
Ada Nnadi
7 months ago

St. Cecilia, pray for us.

Innocent chibuike
Innocent chibuike
7 months ago

St Cecilia pray for us

Catherine Adaugo Uzoma
Catherine Adaugo Uzoma
7 months ago

St Cecilia, pray for us. Through your intercession, may the Lord grant us an increase in the virtue of purity in the world throughChristourLord. Amen.

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