Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Happy Name Day, Cecilie! Všechno nejlepší k svátku!

Today we honor Cecílie.  Happy name day, Cecílie!
The name Cecílie is the Czech form of Cecilia, which is of Latin origin and means "blind".

Saint Cecilia was a semi-legendary 2nd- or 3rd-century martyr who was sentenced to die because she refused to worship the Roman gods.  After attempts to suffocate her failed, she was beheaded.  She was later regarded as the patron saint of music and musicians.  Today is her feast day.

St. Cecilia

The name was introduced by the Normans into England, often in the form of Cecily, as borne by one of the daughters of William the Conqueror.