INSPIRING NOVENA TO SAINT CECILIA (VIRGIN & MARTYR), PATRON SAINT OF MUSIC AND MUSICIANS: DAY 8

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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 8

(LEGACY IN ART & RELIGION: Iconography and Sisters of St. Cecilia)

Because of her ties to music, she is often depicted in art, statues and religious items playing a viola, a small organ, harp, or other musical instruments, evidently to express what was often attributed to her, namely that while the musicians played at her nuptials, she sang in her heart to God.
It is also interesting to note that a miniature Saint Cecilia beneath Worcester Cathedral was featured on the reverse side of the Sir Edward Elgar £20 banknote, which was withdrawn by the Bank of England in 2010.

The Sisters of Saint Cecilia are religious sisters who shear wool used to make the palliums of new metropolitan archbishops. The lambs are raised by the Cistercian Trappist Fathers of the Tre Fontane (Three Fountains) Abbey in Rome. The lambs are blessed by the Pope every January 21, the Feast of the martyr Saint Agnes. The pallia are given by the Pope to the new metropolitan archbishops on the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul, June 29.
Located on the Isle of Wight, St. Cecilia’s Abbey, Ryde was founded in 1882. The nuns live a traditional monastic life of prayer, work, and study in accordance with the ancient Rule of St. Benedict.

Has Saint Cecilia made an impact on your life? Tell us later in the comment section

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 8 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

Dear St. Cecilia, please intercede for Chinyere that it may please God to grant her prayer request. Amen.

Chinwe Ibe
Chinwe Ibe
1 year ago

Nothing gives me joy like songs, good music especially whenever I am downcast, sometimes, I decide not to pray but sing for St Augustine said she who sings prays twice, it inspires me, be it worship, inspirational or circular songs, all give me joy, oh St Cecilia, teach me to always sing my Lord’s praises as you did.

Chinwe Ibe
Chinwe Ibe
1 year ago

St Cecilia, please intercede for me in my quest to settle down in marriage.

Adaeze
Adaeze
1 year ago

Beloved St. Cecilia, please intercede and take this pain away, may it please God to come through. Amen

Adaeze
Adaeze
3 months ago
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Amen

Gloria Olebunne
Gloria Olebunne
3 months ago

St. Cecilia, intercede for the entire James and Roseline Olebunne family, for God mercy, protection, healing, divine direction, fruitfulness, open doors and financial breakthrough Amen

Ujumax
Ujumax
3 months ago

Amen

Miriam Akaakase
Miriam Akaakase
3 months ago

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

Nnenna
Nnenna
3 months ago

St . Cecelia, pray for us.

Emeka Alu
Emeka Alu
3 months ago

As a chorister, the life of St Cecilia has influenced me more. Joining in this Novena, I have learnt more about her influence in music, her virginity and her martyrdom.
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!

Nnenna Nnebo Ntigbu
Nnenna Nnebo Ntigbu
3 months ago

St Cecilia pray for us Amen

Borogo Gladys
Borogo Gladys
3 months ago

Saint. Cecilia pray for us and the whole world. Amen

Victoria Agbonyeme
Victoria Agbonyeme
3 months ago

St, Cecilia .illrustions mayters of Jesus Christ. Pray for us. AMEN.

Henry
Henry
3 months ago

St. Cecilia, who mingled your voice with the celestial harmonies of the virgins… Pray for you

Lucy Eze
Lucy Eze
3 months ago

St Cecelia pray for us

Malagu Cynthia ifeoma
Malagu Cynthia ifeoma
3 months ago

St Cicilia pray for David

Lawrence Okonofua
Lawrence Okonofua
3 months ago

To your saintly prayers I entrust my family and all whom it has pleased God to put on our Salfivic journey of life.

Aromashodu Bisi
Aromashodu Bisi
3 months ago

Thank you Lord for answered prayers. Amen

Roses Utsaha
Roses Utsaha
3 months ago

St Cecilia, pray for us.

Benjamin Adewale Ajai
Benjamin Adewale Ajai
3 months ago

St. Cecilia intercede for the entire OCCF Family

Franca Ekhosuehi
Franca Ekhosuehi
3 months ago

Lord have mercy on us

Titilayo Ogbor
Titilayo Ogbor
3 months ago

Amen

Titilayo Ogbor
Titilayo Ogbor
3 months ago

Before now I don’t know anything about St Cecilia, this Novena has given me knowledge about this Saint, thank God am part of it.St Cecilia pray for my family and grant them their hearts desires. Amen

Mike-kusah, Vickie
Mike-kusah, Vickie
3 months ago

Saint Cecilia Virgin and martyr, Pray for us.

May we also have the grace to serve God without faltering. May we renounce Satan and serve God with our lives.

Pteremathew
Pteremathew
3 months ago

Amen

Ezeugwu Eucharia #G63 Done
Ezeugwu Eucharia #G63 Done
3 months ago

#G63 St Cecilia, pray for us.

Pius Victoria Ndidiamaka
Pius Victoria Ndidiamaka
3 months ago

St. Cecilia, you loved our Lord Jesus Christ so much that you died for believing and trusting in Him. May we in our own little devotions be able to propagate Jesus and Mary to the people around us through Christ our Lord Amen .

Idudu Maureen
Idudu Maureen
3 months ago

Amen

Ufy
Ufy
3 months ago

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

Angela Uso
Angela Uso
3 months ago

Amen

Catherine Adaugo Uzoma
Catherine Adaugo Uzoma
3 months ago

St Cecilia, I plead that 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.

Adeyanju Adenike Regina
Adeyanju Adenike Regina
3 months ago

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

Uchenna Aham-Anyanwu
Uchenna Aham-Anyanwu
3 months ago

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

Anthonia Nwidadah
Anthonia Nwidadah
3 months ago

St Cecilia, Virgin & Martyr, obtain for us the grace to remain faithful to our Catholic faith & bring back those who have strayed away, Amen!

christiana
christiana
3 months ago

Amen

Uba Susanna Chiebone
Uba Susanna Chiebone
3 months ago

Whenever I read the virtues of St Cecilia and how she devoted herself to praise God with her God gifted voice, I start to wonder why most of the church choirs developed enemies among themselves. And not even a single love, or understanding that will bring unity. I pray St Cecilia to please transform church to more cordial relationship with members/choirmasters so that members will gain love for Jesus and hope to join the choirs of Angel in eternity. It was said that he who sings prays twice( not with animosity. St Cecilia Pray for us.

Innocent chibuike
Innocent chibuike
3 months ago

St Cecilia pray for my family,amen

Grace Orpin
Grace Orpin
3 months ago

St Cecilia, pray for us.

Comfort Edewor
Comfort Edewor
3 months ago

St Cecelia who loved Jesus and defended her faith with her life, pray for us for the courage to defend our faith to the end, even with our lives.

Emejuru Doris oluchi
Emejuru Doris oluchi
3 months ago

Amen

Justina Akende
Justina Akende
3 months ago

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

Rumeh
Rumeh
3 months ago

St Cecilia pray for us

Agnes Hanmaikyur
Agnes Hanmaikyur
3 months ago

Thanks be to God for answering St Cecilia’s intercessions for me. Amen.

Stella Ogbakpah
Stella Ogbakpah
3 months ago

St. Cecilia, Apostle by your zeal and charity intercede for me, for the establishment of my business , and other issues affecting me, Amen

Innocent Ukwah
Innocent Ukwah
3 months ago

Saint Cecilia, Pray for me and my family

Chris Onyegbule
Chris Onyegbule
3 months ago

May the Lord bless and grant my heart desires through the intercession of Saint Cecilia Virgin and Martyr for Jesus Christ and for the greater glory of God Amen and Amen.

Roselyn Demawa
Roselyn Demawa
3 months ago

St Cecilia intercede for us and our country Nigeria

Nancy
Nancy
3 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!

Onah Janet
Onah Janet
3 months ago

Amen

Kingsley obinna Paul
Kingsley obinna Paul
3 months ago

Amen

Blessing Thompson #821
Blessing Thompson #821
3 months ago

St. Cecilia please intercede for me to recovered my money. Amen
St. Cecilia please disgrace anyone who want spoil me the church yesterday any evil pit they want me to enter, please put that very person in side the pit Amen and amen
Thank you st. Cecilia pray for us amen

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