Saint Cecilia’s parents wed her to a pagan nobleman.
Eager to convert her new husband,
she told him about the angel
that always escorted her.
He wanted to see the angel, too,
so he asked for his soul to be purified by baptism.
The next time Saint Cecilia prayed,
her husband saw the angel place a crown on both of their heads.
I ask her and my guardian angel
to pray for the unconverted spouses in my family
and circles of friends,
and for the spouses who believe in You
but are slow in spiritual growth.
Lord, in Your perfect timing,
help them to open up to Your friendship and purification.
pray for us.