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Cecilia was found holding a laminated picture of the virgin Mary during her suicide attempt. The use of the religious symbolism further connects Cecilia to the mystical elements of the story. It also casts her in a similar role, the virgin who began "The Virgin Suicides", an icon, more than an actual person.

Hail Mary full of Grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed are thou among women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb Jesus. Holy Mary Mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death Amen.