November 22, 2024
An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 22 of November, repeating indefinitely
St. Cecilia is one of the most famous and most venerated of Roman martyrs. Her body was discovered in 822 and transferred to the title-church that bears her name in Trastevere in Rome. In her youth, St. Cecilia consecrated her virginity to God, yet was compelled by her parents to marry a nobleman named Valerian. She converted him to the faith, and soon after gained his brother Tiburtius to the faith. The men first suffered martyrdom, being beheaded for the faith. St. Cecilia finished her glorious triumph some days after them, in about the year 230.