ANCIENT AND MYTHICAL
The Church of Rome, though admitting no women to a share in performing its services, has yet made a woman the patron saint of music. The religions of antiquity have paid even more homage to the weaker sex in the matter, as the multitude of musical nymphs and fostering goddesses will show.
Of Saint Cecilia herself little is known accurately. The very apocryphal legend states that about the year 230 a noble... more...