St. Agnes is a faith community centered in the Eucharist and dedicated to spreading the good news of the Lord Jesus Christ; in order to foster spiritual growth through prayer, worship, ministry and fellowship.
St. Agnes Biography
St. Agnes was born in Rome in 291 of a noble family and she was raised as a Christian. Several legends surround her life and her martyrdom. She was raised as a Christian. Several legends surround her life and her martyrdom. She was decapitated at the age of 12 or 13 for refusing to marry any of the young bachelor of the city. According to several versions of the legend she was divinely assisted in her predicament by her hair growing to cover her nakedness when she was stripped of her clothes. Another says there the men who attempted to touch her were struck blind or dead. She was condemned to the stake but the wood would not burn so an officer drew his sword and beheaded her. St. Agnes is the patron saint of young girls of the age of marriage, of chastity, gardeners, engaged couples, rape victims and virgins. She is honored by the tradition of the pallium, which the pope give to a newly-consecrated metropolitan archbishop as a sign of his jurisdiction and his union with the pope.
Prayer to St. Agnes