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St. Agnes of Rome Jewelry and Collectables

 

A beautiful, young, highborn girl, Agnes of Rome (291-304) rejected advances from many Roman suitors. She was reported to the authorities as a Christian, and the governor ordered her to undress and be led through the streets. It is said that her hair suddenly grew and covered her body while an angel appeared and clothed her. Agnes was thrown into a brothel, but was miraculously able to preserve her purity. After a trial, Saint Agnes was condemned to death and tied to a stake to be burned. Tradition states that the fire would not take, so she was ultimately beheaded as a result. Agnes was martyred a virgin, beyond the power of any mortal man.

Memorial: Jan 21

Patron of: Gardeners, Chastity, Virgins, Girl guides, young girls


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