St Agnes

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St Agnes 

St. Agnes was a Roman girl who was only thirteen years old when she suffered martyrdom for her Faith. Her love for the Lord was very great and she hated sin even more than death! Since she was very beautiful, many young men wished to marry Agnes, but she would always say, "Jesus Christ is my only Spouse."

The Governor's son became very angry when she refused him. He had tried to win her for his wife with rich gifts and promises, but the beautiful young girl kept saying, "I am already promised to the Lord of the Universe. He is more splendid than the sun and the stars, and He has said He will never leave me!" In great anger, the Governor’s son accused her of being a Christian and brought her to his father, the Governor. The Governor promised Agnes wonderful gifts if she would only deny God, but Agnes refused. He tried to change her mind by putting her in chains, but her lovely face shone with joy. She was condemned to death.

Crowds cried to see such a young and beautiful girl going to death. Yet, Agnes was as happy as a bride on her wedding day. Then she prayed and bowed her head for the death-stroke of the sword.

 

St Agnes' Prayer

O holy St Agnes when you were a young girl you gave your 
life to God because you loved him so much. Pray for us as 
we try to love God as you did and help us to love our 
neighbour as Jesus taught us. 
St Agnes our patron saint, pray for us.

   

 

  

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