As the patron saint of musicians who lived in the third-century Rome, St.Cecilia is an example of the power of beauty to transform culture and enliven the Christian faith. She lived a holy life of solidarity with all citizens of Rome regardless of their background, and she died a martyr. She has been remembered by artists across the centuries for her many virtues and gifts.

What is the Saint Cecilia Circle?

Scala’s vision of education and beauty can only be brought to the public with the help of donors like you who are committed to support our programs through monthly donations. Consistent financial support is needed for the implementation of the extensive and ongoing Scala programs: reading groups and faculty seminars, online courses and seminars, summer seminars, publications, conferences and intellectual retreats, writer’s & artists’ groups. We have crated the Saint Cecilia Circle to emphasize the shared values of Scala’s community of friends and to show our appreciation for their support and generosity.

Why donate through Saint Cecilia Circle?

The names of donors through the Saint Cecilia Circle will be acknowledged on our website (if so desired). For the members of the Saint Cecilia Circle Scala offers exclusive opportunities for engaging with Scala’s founder, Margarita Mooney Suarez, through special updates and events.

How do I donate?

To set up a recurring donation, click on the Donate button in the top menu and chose Make a Recurring Donation then follow the simple prompts.

The image of St. Cecilia was painted in 1649 by the Italian Baroque painter Giovanni Francesco Barbieri, better known as Guercino.