She was a heartbreaker
She was known for her devotion to the Lord and for the things she did for the Church and for Christians.
That is why she was killed.
People continued to talk about her afterwards, remembering the grace with which she lived her life and with which she endured her death.
Churches were built in her memory. Many stories of her life were told and grew in the telling. Musicians in particular have been drawn to her memory and consider her their patron.
For more than 1500 years, the memory of this young girl, St. Cecilia, virgin and martyr, whose heart forever belongs to Christ, has been celebrated on this day.
(adapted from an earlier post)