Saint Agnes († 304) was a Roman girl who was only thirteen years old when she suffered martyrdom for her Faith. Agnes had made a promise, a promise to God never to stain her purity. 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.”

Procop, 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, Procop 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.

He sent her to a house of prostitution to be tempted. The men who saw her there were afraid to touch her because they saw her courage. It is said one man looked at her with lust in his heart and he was struck blind. Agnes was said to have prayed for him and he regained his sight.

At last, she was condemned to death. Even the pagans cried to see such a young and beautiful girl going to death. Yet, Agnes was as happy as a bride on her wedding day. She did not pay attention to those who begged her to save herself. “I would offend my Spouse,” she said, “if I were to try to please you. He chose me first and He shall have me!” Then she prayed and bowed her head for the death-stroke of the sword.

The name Agnes means lamb. Often used as a sign of gentleness and innocence. She died in 304 and is the Patroness of young girls.

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  1. Dear St. Agnes i request you to pray to God for my family specially for my brother and for my sisters please may God give them wisdom and may he always be with them.Please pray for my job which is new and i just joined it please help me that i will do my job with the guidance of Lord Jesus Christ.Amen

  2. Am challenged by this story of how St Agnes lived her live while on earth. This is a great lessons for we the upcoming youths who have made sexual immorality the order of the day. Interceed on my behalf dear Agnes that I may be able to live a holy live like u lived.

  3. Helps us oh St Agnes, that, the youth most especially the young girls will also follow your steps dedicate themselves for Christ sake. No matter how society abuse them, grace them to stand firm. Amen.

  4. Dear Saint Agnes,
    We pray for peace in Syria and the World.
    Protect our love ones, all our Saints and our Pope Benedict.
    Prayers also for our departed love ones…….

  5. St Agnes pray for us, you who loved the Lord so much, please pray for all the youth of today, they are sourly tempted with all the evils of the world.
    PRAY O ST AGNES for my family especially the young and not so young, for those who have left the church, those who have left God. May their hears be opened to God’s Commandments.. ..amen

    I am asking the uCCatholic community to pray for the soul of my son Robert who passed on 21st February. thanking God for his life also for his Birthday on 24th January – Lord hear our prayer

  6. I pray for my friend Agnes Marcella… She had St. Agnes’s name…. Hope God always protect her life. St. Agnes pray for us! Amen.

  7. O glorious St. Agnes, you served God in humility and confidence on earth and are now in the enjoyment of
    His beatific Vision in heaven because you persevered till death and gained the crown of eternal life.
    Remember now the dangers that surround me in the vale of tears, and intercede for me in my needs and troubles.

    St. Agnes’ Feast Day is January 21st

  8. Dear St Agnes, my mother’s patron saint, pray for me to become more like you. And success in my academics. I most sincerely place my trust in you.

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