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St. Cecilia – 3 sizes – by Franz Kunz – Saints Mentioned in Mass – Catholic Gift – Confirmation Gift

St. Cecilia – 3 sizes – by Franz Kunz – Saints Mentioned in Mass – Catholic Gift – Confirmation Gift

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St. Cecilia
by Fritz Kunz

This charming painting of St. Cecilia shows her playing the organ with a Heavenly choir singing along. This is the Cecilia we hear mentioned in the Mass. She is the Patron Saint of music and musicians. On her Feast Day, the entrance antiphon of the Mass includes the phrase, "while the organs played, she sang in her heart only to the Lord." Ancient tradition has it that she sang in her heart only to the Lord at her wedding., and then she converted her pagan husband, Valerius. They were both soon martyred for their faith by the Roman government around the year 230 AD. Cecilia was very popular in Rome, and within a few decades of her death, a church was erected in her honor. (source:

Fritz Kunz (1868-1947) was a Catholic artist from German-speaking Switzerland who was mostly known for his religious paintings. In the early 1900s, his style blended together our favorite styles from that period: Art Nouveau, Beuron Art, Impressionism, as well as Byzantine art and Neo-classical. For us, this is when his art peaked. This Cecilia was published in 1916 in Christliche Kunst, (Christian Art), a German art magazine. As of this writing, we publish one other image of Kunz's, a sticker of his round, Art Nouveau Immaculate Heart. (source:

** IMPORTANT ** THE IMAGE IS SMALLER THAN THE PAPER!!! There is a white border around the image, about 0.5" for 5x7, 1.3" for 8.5x11, and 1.6" for 11x14:. It gives the framed picture a finished look with a matt.

- Acid-free paper
- Archival pigments, rated to last for generations.
- Cardboard backer
- Above story of the art
- Enclosed in a tight-fitting, crystal clear bag.

Thanks for your interest!

Sue & John

"In order to communicate the message entrusted to her by Christ, the Church needs art." ~ St. Pope John Paul II

Original image is out-of-copyright. Descriptive text and image alterations (hence the whole new image) © by Sue Kouma Johnson - Classic Catholic Art.
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