St Cecilia's Day 2013

Image - Angel crowning Saint Cecilia and Saint Valerian
Unknown, Italian, Naples or Avignon, 1330s

Patron saint of musicians, especially church music, as well as that of musicians, composers, instrument makers and poets. The name Cecilia means blind and so, she is also the Catholic patron saint of the blind.

and another account here.

The church dedicated to her in Trastevere, Rome had as its titulus, the late and great Cardinal Priest, Carlo Maria Martini !

St Cecilia Church Trastevere. Source

For more images of church click here.

Trastevere was a Jewish area of Rome in the first century and both the saints Peter and Paul preached in the synagogues. Both The Basilica of Santa Maria and St. Cecilia Church in this area were originally house churches and as St. Cecilia was martyred in her home, a church was built in her honour on the site of her home.
Statue of St Cecilia after her martyrdom in the church at Trastevere.

Hymn to St Cecilia by Benjamin Britten.
It's also Benjamin Britten's birthday today.
He would have been 100. 

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