Retablo - Saint Cecilia

Retablo - Saint Cecilia

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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.

The original retablos are created on traditional pine boards by carving and then painting them with watercolor or occasionally oil and finished with a polyurethane. The production images are mounted on 3/4 inch pine boards for the large and small sizes and 1/8 inch baltic birch for the ornaments and pockets. 

Pocket - 1 1/2" x 3 1/4"