Thursday, 13 January 2011
Join in prayer to St Agnes from January 13th to January 21st this year and become a friend of St. Agnes.
Collect: Almighty, eternal God, you chose what the world considers weak to put the worldly power to shame. May we who celebrate the birth of St. Agnes into eternal joy be loyal to the faith she professed. Grant this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
"Christ made my soul beautiful with the jewels of grace and virtue. I belong to Him whom the angels serve. -Saint Agnes
Name Meaning: pure one; chaste; lamb
How she died: beheaded and burned, or tortured and stabbed to death, or stabbed in the throat (sources vary); 21 January 254 or 304 @ Rome (sources vary)
Patronage: affianced couples, betrothed couples, bodily purity, chastity, Children of Mary, Colegio Capranica of Rome, engaged couples, gardeners, Girl Scouts, girls, rape victims, virgins