As a young woman in Rome more than 200 years after Christ’s resurrection, Cecilia was promised in marriage to Valerian, a non- Christian. On her wedding day, she sang to the Lord, who gave her the strength to remain Christian despite persecution. Saint Cecilia had the courage she needed to live and share her faith with others. Jesus was in her heart, like a happy song that never ends. Cecilia’s feast day is November 22 and she is the patron of church music, musicians, and singers.
Saints are real-life heroes of faith who inspire us by their virtues to become more like Christ. In the Saints and Me! series, these beautifully illustrated early-reader books tell the real stories of saints that come to life and connect with today’s children aged 4 to 9.
About the Author
Jeff Albrecht has illustrated for Disney, Warner Bros., Marvel, DC Comics, and other entertainment companies. His animation has been seen on Cartoon Network. His Christian illustration credits include Master Books (A is for Adam, N is for Noah) and Living Faith Kids. He enjoys working in different styles from his studio in the St. Louis area.