St. Agnes

291 - 304
Rome, Italy
Patron Saint Of:
Young girls, chastity, rape survivors
Feast day:
January 21

Saint Agnes was a beautiful young girl who came from a wealthy family in Rome. Many high-ranking suitors sought her hand in marriage. Agnes denied their advances and promised God to remain pure. One of the spurned men, a son of the Governor, was enraged and turned her in to authorities. Many tried to bribe her to deny her faith, but Agnes never relented. She was condemned to death, but even facing death, she was as happy as a bride on her wedding day.

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