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Saint Cecilia Ornament

Saint Cecilia Ornament

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Cecilia was a third century virgin martyr who was courted by a Roman official but refused to marry as she was consecrated as a bride of Christ. She was then tortured, imprisoned and finally struck on the neck with a sword. When the sword failed to complete the job, she suffered in prison for 3 days before she died. During that time, she heard heavenly voices singing to her; hence, she is the patroness of music and musicians.

Her body was interred in the catacombs and 1500 years later, it was rediscovered, completely in-corrupt! A sculptor carved a marble replica of her body and it is quite beautiful. I tried to capture what the sculptor did in her figure and gown. I have portrayed her as in prison, listening to the angels and playing the harp in accompaniment, symbolic of her heart strings.

Cecilia's feast day is November 22, and she is patron of musicians. Many young ladies have chosen St Cecilia as their Confirmation saint. This print, or the soldered medal, makes a sweet Confirmation gift for girls.

This intriguing, devotional piece is made with two tiny prints of the same image, back to back. The glass is hand cut and soldered with lead-free solder. Part of the charm of handmade items is the slight variation from piece to piece. These are not made in a factory!

All my soldered ornaments are made with lead free solder and glass. The same picture is on both sides!

Thanks for your interest!
God bless,
Sue & John

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Descriptive text and Image © by Sue Kouma Johnson - Classic Catholic Art.
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