St. Agnes (Patron of Engaged Couples)

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Patron Saint: Engaged Couples

Name Means: Lamb, Chastity

Also Known as: St. Agnes of Rome

Prayer of St Agnes:

 All-powerful and ever-living God, You choose the weak in this world to confound the powerful. When we celebrate the memory of Saint Agnes, may we like her remain constant in our faith. Amen.

Born: Late 200 AD

Died: 304 AD, tortured. Historical information not clear yet

Additional Patronages: Purity of Soul and Body, Virgins, Girl Scouts and Chastity

Why she is venerated by the Holy Roman Catholic Church:

Refused sacrifice to pagan gods


Chose death over consecration of Virginity in an illicit marriage