Cecilia

Virgin and martyr. She is mentioned in several Western breviaries and missals. A church of St. Caecilia housed a council at Rome in 498. According to Fortunatus of Poitiers in the sixth century, she died in Sicily between 176 and 180, but her Acta given by Simeon Megaphrastes, the tenth century legendist, sets her death at Rome when Urban was bishop (220-30). Her first clear association with music was in 1584, when Pius V put a new academy of music under her protection.