INSPIRING NOVENA TO SAINT CECILIA (VIRGIN & MARTYR), PATRON SAINT OF MUSIC AND MUSICIANS: DAY 6

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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 6

(Burial, incorruptibility and the Church in Trastevere)

After her execution, she was then buried in a “loculus” near the papal crypt in the Catacombs of Saint Callistus by Pope Urban and his deacons. Her remains were later transferred to the Church of Santa Cecilia in Trastevere. The church of Santa Cecilia in Trastevere is reputedly built on the site of the house in which she lived. The original church was constructed in the fourth century; during the ninth century, Pope Paschal I had remains that were supposedly hers buried there. In 1599, while leading a renovation of the church, Cardinal Paolo Emilio Sfondrati had the remains, which he reported to be incorrupt, excavated, and reburied. In other words, when church officials exhumed her body in 1599 they found her to be incorrupt.

Before contact with the atmosphere caused her fragile, paper-mache-like skin to disintegrate, an artist carefully noted what he saw. His sculpture of Saint Cecilia is evocative and justly famous. The marble itself seems to rest in peace. It is not a forward, glorious pose in the Counter-Reformation tradition dominant when the statue was executed. The marble is white, reflecting Cecilia’s purity. The saint’s face and hair are mysteriously covered by a sheet, inviting the mind to wonder. Cecilia’s fingers seem to form a cryptic Christian symbol of the Trinity—Three in One. And her neck is sliced by the stroke of an axe. The sculptor’s personal testimony is embedded in the floor near his work: “Behold the body of the Most Holy Virgin, Cecilia, whom I myself saw lying incorrupt in her tomb. I have in this marble expressed for thee the same saint in the very same posture and body.” We don’t know the full story of our saint, but we are certain of her end—a generous act of self-gift to Christ.

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 6 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
nozickcjoe@gmail.com / fadacjay@gmail.com

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Adaeze
Adaeze
2 years ago

St. Cecilia, special patroness and advocate of students, please intercede for Chukwuemekaramiheoma in his academics and his spiritual life. Amen.

Adaeze
Adaeze
1 year ago
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And also Chiamaka. Amen

Nneka Casmira
Nneka Casmira
2 years ago

St Cecilia Virgin and martyr pray for us Amen

Michael Umande
Michael Umande
2 years ago

St. Cecelia Pray for us!

Vivian Oyih
Vivian Oyih
1 year ago

May the Lord grant all our petition to His holy servant St. Cecilia, Amen

Njideka ihionu
Njideka ihionu
1 year ago

I thank you for this day and I hand you over tomorrow, all that it brings, my training. Help me to come out expectionally good. I pray for outstanding performance in the training..may your bane be praised Amen

Thelma
Thelma
4 months ago

St Cecilia – Virgin & Martyr
Pray for us

Victoria Agbonyeme
Victoria Agbonyeme
4 months ago

St, Cecilia .consolions of the affiliated . pray for us. AMEN.

Miriam Akaakase
Miriam Akaakase
4 months ago

St. Cecilia, consolation of the afflicted, pray for us

Somito
Somito
4 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

Benjamin Adewale Ajai
Benjamin Adewale Ajai
4 months ago

Day 6
God is full of mysteries. St. Cecilia’s incorruptible body, to me, was a sign to buttress her chosen by God to minister to us

Malagu Cynthia ifeoma
Malagu Cynthia ifeoma
4 months ago

St Cicilia pray for us

Franca Ekhosuehi
Franca Ekhosuehi
4 months ago

St cecilia.pray for us.

Mrs. Olachi Peters
Mrs. Olachi Peters
4 months ago

Bless us oh Lord for we are looking onto you. May all our intentions be granted onto us in Jesus name Amen.

Mkpuma Tochukwu
Mkpuma Tochukwu
4 months ago

St. Ceciliapray for me thatGod may grant me direction. Amen

EuniceOReur verenyol
EuniceOReur verenyol
4 months ago

St Cecilia help to fight the good fight of proclaiming Christ without fear even with our lives.

Lucy Eze
Lucy Eze
4 months ago

St Cecelia pray for us

Nkiru Osefo - Major
Nkiru Osefo - Major
4 months ago

St. Cecilia pray for us

Roselyn Demawa
Roselyn Demawa
4 months ago

St Cecilia intercede for us and our country Nigeria.

Angela Uso
Angela Uso
4 months ago

Amen

SCHOLASTICA
SCHOLASTICA
4 months ago

Amen!

Adeyanju Adenike Regina
Adeyanju Adenike Regina
4 months ago

We pray that through the intercession of saint Cecilia,may all our request be answered in Jesus name Amen

Uba Susanna Chiebone
Uba Susanna Chiebone
4 months ago

St Cecilia, the great martyr pray for or us, intercede for us. We pray thee.

Anthonia Nwidadah
Anthonia Nwidadah
4 months ago

St Cecilia Virgin & Martyr pray for us for grace of final perseverance in our Christian race, Amen!

Titilayo Ogbor
Titilayo Ogbor
4 months ago

St Cecilia pray for us Amen

Rumeh
Rumeh
4 months ago

St Cecilia pray for us

Philomena
Philomena
4 months ago

Like St. Cecilia, we can convert many souls to Christ through the little things we do and say. We should not vent our frustration on others and end up using unedifying words on them. Above all, do as you would be dome by.
St Cecilia, impact on us your particular graces of loving God and doing His will. Pray for us too.
Gratias Fr CJ.

Vivian Oyih
Vivian Oyih
4 months ago

St. Cecilia, Virgin and Martyr, Pray for us Amen

Emeka Alu
Emeka Alu
4 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.

Henry
Henry
4 months ago

St. Cecilia, consolation of the afflicted… Pray for us

Comfort Edewor
Comfort Edewor
4 months ago

St Cecelia, Virgin and martyr, pray for us

Linda John Ojeyokan
Linda John Ojeyokan
4 months ago

Amen!!!

Thelma
Thelma
4 months ago

St. Cecilia, who did unceasingly see your guardian angel by your side, pray for us.

christiana
christiana
4 months ago

Amen

Agbalu Glory francisca
Agbalu Glory francisca
4 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.

Imelda Asuquo
Imelda Asuquo
4 months ago

St. Cecilia, special patroness and advocate of students, please intercede for my daughters as they prepare to start 1st term examinations for concentration, sound mind and body and excellent results Amen.

Emejuru Doris oluchi
Emejuru Doris oluchi
4 months ago

Amen

Oby Ralph
Oby Ralph
4 months ago

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

Asen Anita
Asen Anita
4 months ago

St Cecilia pray for us

Nonye
Nonye
4 months ago

Saint Cecilia pray for us

Agnes Hanmaikyur
Agnes Hanmaikyur
4 months ago

St Cecilia, pray for us. Amen.

Agnes Hanmaikyur
Agnes Hanmaikyur
4 months ago

Father, considering that the history of St Cecilia seems laced in uncertainties here and there, would it improper or sinful to disbelieve those particular events in the saint’s story that are said to only be “supposed?”

Mary Marie
Mary Marie
4 months ago

St Cecilia: Pray for us

Okereafor Nkechi Valentina
Okereafor Nkechi Valentina
4 months ago

St Cecilia, intercede for us to always live our daily lives in union with Christ. Amen

Cecilmary
Cecilmary
4 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.

Saint Cecilia, pray for us!

Justina Akende
Justina Akende
4 months ago

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

Angela Oluchi
Angela Oluchi
4 months ago

Saint Cecilia…pray for us

Mary Ziggar Oluremi Lanko
Mary Ziggar Oluremi Lanko
4 months ago

Saint Cecilia, pray for us

Aondover Demvihin scholarstica
Aondover Demvihin scholarstica
4 months ago

Saint Cecilia, pray for us so that the healing hand of our Lord will touch me and my daughter. Amen.

Igbenije Patience
Igbenije Patience
4 months ago

Saint Cecilia Virgin and Martyr
Pray for Us

Itohan Umole
Itohan Umole
4 months ago

Amen

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