This is my confirmation saint. Saint Cecilia, the patron saint of musicians.  I was in band and under the impression that I would graduate and play in a symphony even though I wasn’t even first chair in a high school band class.  If only I’d known back then that I needed the patron saint of ‘community college and aimless living until I finally got my crap together and found my focus after having my first baby’.

Saint Cecilia had committed herself to Christ.  However, her mother wanted grandbabies so she arranged an earthly marriage for Cecilia.  Cecilia heard heavenly music at her wedding and afterwards, was able to talk her husband into letting her remain chaste after getting him to convert as well.  She was martyred in the third century by beheading.  Her feast day is November 22.

Click here if you’d like her icon on wood.

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