Wednesday, November 22, 2006

The Feast of St. Cecilia

Today is the Feast of St. Cecilia, patroness of music. I think it's appropriate that we pause today to pray to her for the continued renewal of sacred music, a movement which seems to be gaining momentum with each passing day. We should also give thanks to God for all that has been accomplished through St. Cecilia's intercession. (I think another contributor to this blog could testify to the effects of her intercession.)

Several important church documents on sacred music have been promulgated on or near this day, specifically St. Pius X's Motu Proprio of 1903, John Paul II's chirograph on the centenary of said Motu Proprio, as well as Pope Pius XII's Mediator Dei, which was promulgated on November 20, 1947.

St. Cecilia, pray for us.

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