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Cecilia37

Emily Byrd Starr
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I am first and foremost a Catholic, heart, mind, body and soul, a defender of Catholicism and a pursuer of all that is true, good, and beautiful. St. Catherine of Siena said, "If you are who you should be, you will set the world on fire." God has called me to serve Him through music - particularly in the divine liturgy - to help heal the souls just as a physician heals the body. As a wise man once told me, music isn't just "pretty stuff, but a matter of life and death." A bit much, you might say? I disagree. True beauty has the ability to sooth and heal the soul. Just as a doctor is charged with healing the body, the artist is charged with healing the soul through the creation of beauty. Beauty also helps awaken the heart to the truth. Truth speaks to the mind, but beauty speaks to the heart, thus they must be presented together, especially in the liturgy. As the Holy Father Pope Benedict XVI once said, "I think that the great music born within the Church is an audible and perceptible rendering of the truth of our faith. In listening to sacred music -suddenly we feel: it is true!" For this reason, it is my responsibility to perfect my talents as a musician, not for myself, but for what I can give to others through my music. Thus do I hope to bring about the salvation of souls for His honor and glory.

Favourite Visual Artist
Caravaggio, Bouguereau
Favourite Movies
The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Rigoletto, Amazing Grace
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Johann Sebastian Bach, William Byrd, Gabriel Faure, Herbert Howells, Benjamin Britten
Favourite Books
Crime and Punishment, The Spirit of the Liturgy, The Rhythm of Life
Favourite Writers
G.K. Chesterton, C.S. Lewis, Matthew Kelly
Tools of the Trade
Pipe Organ
Other Interests
First Truth, Dominicans, Music, People

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Haha, who is Father Will? 

I like how Cecilia has given him the granite jaw reminiscent of of Jack Hawkins (the Roman commander Ben Hur rescues in the Charleton Heston film) and Richard Burton (Thomas Becket in the film Becket from 1964)! 
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P.S. I am the music director at Saint Martin's, the parish where their remains are enshrined.
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It is unknown in what sense they were companions in this life. All we know for certain is that their remains were brought together to the convent in Agnani, Italy (about an hour's distance from Rome by car). However, there is a tradition/legend that Saint Magnus witnessed the martyrdom of Bonosa and converted on the spot, fought to save her life, and was martyred along with her. Another story has him witnessing her martyrdom and converting later and eventually also suffering martyrdom. Since they have been kept together, I like to think that the first story is true! 
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Thank you for your beautiful work! I was unaware that she was the patroness of those suffering from small pox! I have also had a friend who has asked her to intercede for certain loved ones battling with cancer, and they have received tremendous healing through her intercession! 
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