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She was draped in a silk veil and wore a gold embroidered dress.Officials only looked through the veil in an act of holy reverence and made no further examinations.Cecilia was not known or venerated in Rome until about the time when Pope Gelasius (496) introduced her name into his Sacramentary.

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Judi Dench – she’s naughty and has endless stories to tell.

I don’t like being confined in small spaces, but she’d make me forget where I was.

The executioner struck her three times but was unable to decapitate her so he left her bleeding and she lived for three days.

Crowds came to her and collected her blood while she preached to them or prayed.

On the third day she died and was buried by Pope Urban and his deacons. Cecilia is regarded as the patroness of music, because she heard heavenly music in her heart when she was married, and is represented in art with an organ or organ-pipes in her hand.