Size: Approximately 1/2 inch
Material: Sterling silver
This lovely small medal shows St Cecilia playing an organ which is one of her symbols in art.
St Cecilia was also a young Roman woman. She pledged her virginity to God, but her parents forced her into marriage with a pagan man named Valerian. Cecilia converted both her husband and his brother to Christianity, and the brothers began to help others by giving a proper burial to Christian martyrs. The Valerian and his brother were martyred themselves for this action. Cecilia had them buried in her villa, and was arrested herself. She was offered a pardon if she would sacrifice to pagan gods, but refused and was martyred for her faith.
The medal was cast in sterling silver from an antique medal in the Rosa Mystica Collection so it shows all the beauty and history of the original piece. It comes with a matching holy card in an organza gift bag, ready for gift-giving, and was made in the USA.
St Cecilia is the patron of: