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Santa Cecilia | Composers & Musicians | Wooden Pocket Plaque

Santa Cecilia | Composers & Musicians | Wooden Pocket Plaque

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Patroness of Composers, Musicians and Music.

The night of her wedding, Cecilia sat playing the organ asking God for his help because she wanted to devote her life to him, not to a husband. When her husband Valerian came to her, she told him that she had given herself to God. Valerian's love of her and of God was so great he agreed to be baptized and to give his life also to the service of God. Angels appeared and crowned the chaste couple with lilies and roses. It is said of Cecilia that she sang with angelic harmonies and could play any instrument. She may have even invented the organ.

"Cecilia, lady of angelic harmonies and unshakeable devotion, 
may the music I make benefit all who hear it. 
I am filled with joy and gratitude to be able to share this gift with others."

Pocket - 1 1/2" x 2 1/2"

About the Artist

Lynn Garlick started carving, painting, and producing her retablos in 1993. Her workshop is located in the high desert town of Taos, New Mexico, a landscape richly steeped in religious iconography and history. The retablo, or ʻboard behind the alterʼ, was originally created in New Mexico in the 1800ʼs in response to the lack of Bibles and Icons being sent from the church in Rome. The Santero (saint maker) painted retablos from pigment collected and ground from the local surroundings. The boards were hand hewed usually of ponderosa pine or tin. The practice has carried down through the generations and is still done this way today. Lynn paints her originals retablos on traditional pine boards carving and then paints them. To create her production work the images are mounted on baltic birch. 

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