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When and where was saint cecilia born?

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  • There are no records about the birth and death of St Cecilia.
  • All we know is that she was born in Rome in the second century and died, most likely in Sicily.
  • You can read more about St Cecilia on Wikipedia
  • St Cecilia was made a saint before the formal ceremony of Canonistion was developed.
  • She was made a saint by a local bishop in Sicily.


  • It is said that St Ceciia was a noble lady of Rome who, with her husband Valerian, his brother Tiburtius, and a Roman soldier Maximus, suffered martyrdom, c. 230, under the Emperor Alexander Severus.
  • It is said that she sang to God as she was dying; therefore, she was made patron saint of Musicians
  • St Cecilia is one of seven martyrs (people who died for their faith) venerated in the Catholic, Anglican, Coptic and Orthodox Churches

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