The ancient church of Santa Cecilia in Trastevere was built by Pope Paschal I (r. 817-24) to house the remains of St Cecilia and her husband St Valerius, which were transferred to the church from the catacombs of San Callisto in 820.
St Cecilia is thought to have lived in the second or third century. Her feast day is celebrated on November 22nd and she is the patron saint of musicians.
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