A Catholic Monthly Magazine

Friday 22 November

St Cecilia [M]

1 Maccabees 4:36-37, 52-59; 1 Chronicles 29:10-12; Luke 19:45-48

Let our hearts sing!

Though not much is known about St Cecilia, she has long been associated with music and song. There is something intensely human about music and song. The plaintive tones of a mourning soloist console us. The joy and praise bursting forth from Handel’s ‘Hallelujah Chorus’ lift us up. The national anthem at a sporting event inspires passionate commitment. Let us give thanks to God, then, for music and song which allow us to reach out and touch the mystery of his being in prayer.

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