Nov 22, 2010

Saint Cecilia of the 2nd century

Cecilia was a virgin who was given in marriage against her wishes. She told her husband that she was accompanied by an angel, but in order to see it, he must be purified. After he was baptized, he found her in prayer accompanied by a praying angel. Her husband was killed in 117 for giving proper burials to Christians martyred by the Romans. Later, she too was killed when she refused to sacrifice to false gods.

Today, November 22, is St. Cecilia's feast day. This means that she and her story is remembered and honored today. I'm still getting used to the idea of thinking about saints on a regular basis. But, I do like learning their stories.

How do you venerate saints in your life?