St. Cecilia is a virgin and martyr of the third century. She was sentenced to death after she was caught burying the bodies of martyrs. An attempt to smother her failed; she was then sentenced to beheading. The soldier assigned to carry it out bungled the execution, and Cecilia died three days later from her injuries. So why then did she become the patron of musicians and composers? Apparently, during her pagan wedding ceremony, she did not hear the secular music of the celebration, but experienced the sounds of angels singing and sang to the Lord in her heart, giving her the courage to remain true to her faith. Her feast day is November 22. The St. Cecilia medal features a seemingly three dimensional detailed image, which is graded above the surface level of the medal. The medal is crafted from the finest sterling silver and is about the size of a penny. Cecilia is pictured holding a harp with her left hand (reminiscent of the heavenly choir), while her right hand rests reverently over her heart. The clasped, curb-style 18 inch chain is rhodium-plated to help maintain its shine. Personalize the St. Cecilia medal with two lines of engraving for the price of $9.95! Click here
for more details. The St. Cecilia medal is ideal for Communion, Confirmation, and Name Day gifts. Packaged in an attractive green velvet hinged box, the St. Cecilia religious medal is ready for gift-giving!