INSPIRING NOVENA TO SAINT CECILIA (VIRGIN & MARTYR), PATRON SAINT OF MUSIC AND MUSICIANS: DAY 5

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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 5

(Ministry and Martyrdom St. Cecilia)

While her husband and brother-in-law were giving proper burials for the believers, Saint Cecilia devoted her time to her own ministry. She preached about the good news and was able to convert over 400 people. Most of these converts were baptized by Pope Urban. Even after their deaths which caused her great sorrow, Cecilia continued with her preaching ministry.

Consequently, Saint Cecilia faced persecution for her efforts but she miraculously survived many of the torturous acts inflicted upon her. First, she was arrested and condemned to be suffocated in the baths. She was shut inside the bathhouse for one night and even when the fires were stoked, she was alive when her persecutors opened the doors.

When the city prefect found out about this, he sent an executioner to cut off her head. The executioner struck Saint Cecilia three times but was unable to decapitate her. Saint Cecilia was left bleeding and she lived for three more days. During the final three days of her life, Saint Cecilia continued to preach or offer her prayers to the crowds who had gathered around her. On the third day, she passed into eternal glory, receiving her glorious crown of martyrdom.

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 5 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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Adaeze
Adaeze
2 years ago

Thank you for interceding for us dear St. Cecilia. Amen.

Nneka Casmira
Nneka Casmira
2 years ago

St Cecilia I confide in your intercession Amen

Njideka ihionu
Njideka ihionu
1 year ago

St Cecilia please support me with your virtues
Write my name in my company, give good husbands to my daughters queen, Jane onyinye, rex, princess, precious,etc
Successful wedding of my brother Eche on 17th Dec
Success of the LFM training on Saturday.
Fruits of the womb for my F&F
May You intercede for me AMENOO

Vivian Oyih
Vivian Oyih
1 year ago

St. Cecilia pray for us

Adaeze
Adaeze
1 year ago

St. Cecil

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Benjamin Adewale Ajai
Benjamin Adewale Ajai
7 months ago

Even in such sorrowful moments, St. Cecilia still kept her faith on to death.
May she always intercede for us as we strife in this our pilgrimage. Amen

Gloria Olebunne
Gloria Olebunne
7 months ago

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

Asen Anita
Asen Anita
7 months ago

Very educative, Fr we are learning well. St Cecilia pray for us

Mkpuma Tochukwu
Mkpuma Tochukwu
7 months ago

St. Cecilia pray for me that God may remember me. Amen

Ujumax
Ujumax
7 months ago

Amen

Franca Ekhosuehi
Franca Ekhosuehi
7 months ago

St Cecilia, pray for us

Olamide
Olamide
7 months ago

St. Cecilia pray for me
Amen

Miriam Akaakase
Miriam Akaakase
7 months ago

St. Cecilia, whose heart burned with the fire of divine love, pray for us

Ifeyinwa Adegbulugbe
Ifeyinwa Adegbulugbe
7 months ago

St. Cecilia, pray for my family (immediate and extended). Help us to love God fiercely with all our being & live holy lives to His glory. Amen

Somito
Somito
7 months ago

St. Cecilia, special patroness and advocate of all singers, musicians, authors, and students, Pray for us.

Henry
Henry
7 months ago

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

Lucy Eze
Lucy Eze
7 months ago

St Cecelia pray for us

Victoria Agbonyeme
Victoria Agbonyeme
7 months ago

St,. Cecilia . Partones of holy canticles, pray for us. AMEN.

Obanor Oghenenyore
Obanor Oghenenyore
7 months ago

Thank you St Cecelia

Aromashodu Bisi
Aromashodu Bisi
7 months ago

Saint Cecilia pray for us. Amen

Malagu Cynthia ifeoma
Malagu Cynthia ifeoma
7 months ago

St Cicilia pray for us

Pteremathew
Pteremathew
7 months ago

Amen

Leticia Onwuli
Leticia Onwuli
7 months ago

May my love for Jesus Christ be such that will convert souls to Jesus. Amen. St Cecilia pray for me.

Titilayo Ogbor
Titilayo Ogbor
7 months ago

St Cecilia pray for us Amen

Roses Utsaha
Roses Utsaha
7 months ago

St Cecilia, pray for us.

Mrs. Olachi Peters
Mrs. Olachi Peters
7 months ago

Pray for us oh Holy mother of God, that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ, Amen.

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

St. Cecilia, Pray for us.

Thank you Fada for this Novena. I have Never prayed it before,neither did l know her story
May we all be humbled to serve God with out looking back.

Emeka Alu
Emeka Alu
7 months ago

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

Elizabeth Orbanga
Elizabeth Orbanga
7 months ago

St Cecilia intercede for my husband financial challenge and my daughter to get pregnant in Jesus name Amen

Adeyanju Adenike Regina
Adeyanju Adenike Regina
7 months ago

Saint Cecilia…..pray for us Amen

Tee Terver Norbert
Tee Terver Norbert
7 months ago

St Cecilia in your great faith Pray for us in our needs. Amen

Ufy
Ufy
7 months ago

Amen. Through the intercession of St. Cecilia may I receive answers to my prayers and heart desires in accordance with GOD’S Will. Amen.

Anthonia Nwidadah
Anthonia Nwidadah
7 months ago

St Cecilia, Virgin & Martyr pray for all who are struggling with immoral living & the sexually abuse Amen!

Innocent Benedict Ifeanyichukwu
Innocent Benedict Ifeanyichukwu
7 months ago

Oh Lord through the intercession of St. Cecilia, Bless me and my family miraculously. Expand our coasts. May Your Holy Hands be in what we are doing. And Always deliver us from the hands of our enemies. Amen

Dora Faleye
Dora Faleye
7 months ago

St. Cecilia, who mingled your voice with the celestial harmonies of the virgin… pray for us

Uchenna Aham-Anyanwu
Uchenna Aham-Anyanwu
7 months ago

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

Chinwe Elo- Okoye
Chinwe Elo- Okoye
7 months ago

St Cecilia, Nwanyiobioma, Grant me your kind of kind-hearted spirit towards humanity. Amen

Christiana
Christiana
7 months ago

Amen

Thelma
Thelma
7 months ago

St. Cecilia, special patroness and advocate of all singers, musicians, authors, and students, Pray for us

Lady Uche Nwosu
Lady Uche Nwosu
7 months ago

St Cecilia illustrious Martyr pray for us

Emejuru Doris oluchi
Emejuru Doris oluchi
7 months ago

St.cecilia pray for me and my family and friends Amen

Blessing Thompson #821
Blessing Thompson #821
7 months ago

Amen

Pius Victoria idiamaka
Pius Victoria idiamaka
7 months ago

St. Cecilia please pray for our young daughters that they may be like you in faith and love for Jesus Christ. Amen .

Aondover Demvihin scholarstica
Aondover Demvihin scholarstica
7 months ago

Saint Cecilia. Pray for us.

Pius Victoria Ndidiamaka
Pius Victoria Ndidiamaka
7 months ago

St. Cecilia, please pray for our young daughters that they may be like you in faith and love for Jesus Christ amen .

Lawrence Okonofua
Lawrence Okonofua
7 months ago

To your saintly prayers we ourselves, our lives and living as well as all whom it has pleased God to put on our Salfivic journey of life.

Juliet Orianzi
Juliet Orianzi
7 months ago

Amen

Lilian Mbama
Lilian Mbama
7 months ago

Amen n amen

Uba Susanna Chiebone
Uba Susanna Chiebone
7 months ago

Actually St Cecilia deserve to be a saint in all dimensions. She has faith and love to be suffered for her faith and for the love of Jesus Christ. She is wonderful.

Oby Ralph
Oby Ralph
7 months ago

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

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