From the long list of saints and martyrs whose acts are cele brated by the Western Church, there is separable a group of Roman virgin martyrs. To this group, with St. Agnes, St. Agatha, and St. Lucy (the two latter being undoubtedly of Sicil ian origin), St. Cecilia belongs. St. Cecilia is also frequently associated in the modern mind with the Greek St. Katherine, probably through the intensifying and relating of the emblem atic idea, which gave to St. Katherine the province of literature and philosophy, as it made St. Cecilia the patroness of sacred music.
The attempt to reach conclusions concerning the historic St. Cecilia is one full of difficulties, although the veneration paid to the saint may be traced with considerable ease to a very early period. The Roman church regularly interweaves the signifi cant features of the legend into the celebration of the canonical hours on November 22 and April 14, and the legend is also quite generally included in the collections of Saints' Lives produced in the monasteries of the 13th, 14th and 1sth centuries.
From the medieval legends comes the following account of St. Cecilia.
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Publisher - Forgotten Books
Language - English
Author(s) - Bertha Ellen Lovewell
Published Date - August 30 2019
ISBN - 9780266283980
Dimesions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 1.1 cm
Page Count - 147
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