St Agnes

"January 21 is the memorial of St. Agnes of Rome in the Catholic Liturgical Calendar. Saint Agnes was 12 or 13 when she refused to marry the son of a Roman prefect. She was then condemned to death by that prefect, but Roman law didn't allow virgins to be executed, so they brought her to a brothel, where she refused to take part in the activities there. Later, a Roman officer killed her with a sword. "Agnes" means "pure" in Greek and "lamb" in Latin, , so Agnes's most common symbol is a lamb. The palm branch symbolizes martyrdom. This window is in St. Joseph Cathedral in Sioux Falls, SD. "

St. Agnes is my oldest daughter's Confirmation saint and so I have also become devoted to this beautiful and holy child of God.

St. Agnes - ora pro nobis!

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