Friday, January 21, 2022
St. Agnes of Rome was born in the year 291. She was the daughter of a wealthy Roman and many eligible young men sought to marry her. But she saw herself as the spouse of Jesus. This angered some powerful young men, including the governor’s son, whom she refused to marry. The young man reported that she was a Christian to his father, who put her in chains. When she continued to resist, she was condemned to death and was martyred at the age of 13.
St. Agnes is the patron saint of betrothed couples, gardeners, chastity, and Girl Guides. Her feast day is January 21.