St. Cecilia

Daily Reflection

St. Cecilia

Faithful martyrs

From today’s Scripture: “‘Remain faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life.’”—Rev 2:10

The Gospel verse from today’s Mass reflects today’s saint. Saint Cecilia was one of the martyrs of the early Church. Her name appears in Eucharistic Prayer I. She is noted as being the patron saint of music because she sang as her death as a martyr took place.

St. Cecilia was a faithful Christian in an age when that meant being ready to give your life for your faith. Her crown was given as a result of her choice of proclaiming faith in the face of martyrdom. Are we ready to give all to follow Jesus? Have we earned a crown?

Let us pray: Jesus, bless the martyrs of our time with the crown of life. Protect and guide those who stand up for you even though threatened by death. Let us be willing to give all for you.

 

 

Today’s author is Kathy O’Brien, Glenmary Lay Missioner, who has worked in our missions since 1971.

 

 

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