See also:martyr of the Catholic
See also:Church . The
See also:legend of St
See also:Agnes is that she was a
See also:Roman maid, by
See also:birth a Christian, who suffered martyrdom when but thirteen during the reign of the emperor
See also:Diocletian, on the 21st of
See also:January 304 . The
See also:prefect Sempronius wished her to marry his son, and on her refusal condemned her to be outraged before her execution, but her
See also:honour was miraculously preserved . When led out to die she was tied to a stake, but the faggots would not
See also:burn, where-upon the officer in
See also:charge of the troops drew his sword and struck off her
See also:head . St Agnes is the
See also:saint of
See also:young girls, who, in rural districts, formerly indulged in all sorts of
See also:country magic on St Agnes'
See also:Eve (2oth–21st January) with a view to discovering their future husbands . This superstition has been immortalized in
See also:Keats's poem, " The Eve of St Agnes." St Agnes's bones are supposed to
See also:rest in the church of her name at Rome, originally built by
See also:Constantine and repaired by
See also:Pope Honorius in the 7th century . Here on her festival (21st of January) two
See also:lambs are specially blessed after pontifical high mass, and their wool is later
See also:woven into pallia (see
See also:PALLIUM) .
AGNES OF MERAN (d. 1201)
MARIA GAETANA AGNESI (1718–1799)
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