author/Barbara Yoffie (Author), Jeff Albrecht (Illustrator)

As a young woman in Rome more than 200 years after Christs resurrection, Cecilia was promised in marriage to Valerian, a non-Christian. On her wedding day, she sang to the Lord, who gave her the strength to remain Christian despite persecution and to convert Valerian and many others. When the Romans found out, they martyred the couple. Cecilias feast day is November 22 and she is the patron of church music, musicians, and singers.

BIOS: Barbara Yoffie has been in Catholic education for 35 years as both a primary grades classroom teacher and religion education coordinator. Currently, she is the coordinator of religious education at St. Clement of Rome Elementary School, St. Louis, MO. She is a well-known presenter on a variety of topics, including seasons of the Church year, saints, creative activities, and praying with children. Yoffie has a master's degree in religious education administration from Loyola University, New Orleans, a bachelor's degree in art education, and a certificate of religious studies, from Paul VI Institute, St. Louis. She is the author of several pamphlets and booklets on saints and choosing confirmation saints.

Jeff Albrecht has illustrated for Disney, Warner Bros., Marvel, DC Comics, and other entertainment companies. His animation has been seen on Cartoon Network. His Christian illustration credits include Master Books (A is for AdamN is for Noah) and Living Faith Kids. He enjoys working in different styles from his studio in the St. Louis area.

Binding: Paperback  32pp.
Pub Date: March 01, 2015
ISBN: 0764825569    EAN: 9780764825569