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Saint Cecilia is the patroness of musicians because, as she was dying, she sang to God.  Cecilia was a rich and noble Roman maiden, ever virgin. She used to pray "pure be my heart and undefiled my flesh". It is also written that, as the musicians played at her wedding, she "sang in her heart to the Lord".

Death of Saint Cecilia,co-patron of singers & musicians

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This Madonna & Child by Bradi Barth has wonderful symbolism. The bushes in front of them are dead, but as she passes them, they burst into life.

Guido Reni. Saint Catherine of Alexandria. My daughter’s patron saint!

by-grace-of-god: “ jaded-mandarin: “ Guido Reni. Saint Catherine of Alexandria. ” My daughter’s patron saint!

theraccolta:  The Immaculate Heart of Mary by Nicolo Barabino

Divine Mercy 792 I will spend this Advent in accordance with the directions of the Mother of God: in meekness and humility.

Why am I so favoured, that the mother of my Lord should come to me?  - Luke 1:43

The Visitation Mary visited Elizabeth (Luke because she had BEEN Visited by God. She did not go to Elizabeth alone - she went with the Presence of Christ inside her.

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