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St Agnes

2012.01.21
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Detail from Juan Vincent Masip's The Martyrdom of St. Agnes
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Agnes of Rome (c. 291 – c. 304) is a virgin–martyr, venerated as a saint in the Roman Catholic Church, Eastern Orthodox Church, the Anglican Communion, and Lutheranism. She is one of seven women, excluding the Blessed Virgin, commemorated by name in the Canon of the Mass. She is the patron saint of chastity, gardeners, girls, engaged couples, rape victims, and virgins.

She is also known as Saint Agnes and Saint Ines. Her memorial, which commemorates her martyrdom, is 21 January in both the Roman Catholic calendar of saints and in the General Roman Calendar of 1962.
Agnes is depicted in art with a lamb, as her name resembles the Latin word for "lamb", agnus. The name "Agnes" is actually derived from the feminine Greek adjective "hagnē" (ἁγνή) meaning "chaste, pure, sacred".
(Source: Wikipedia)


And so today is my Name Day!!!
12 Comments
darfoster Great find for your "Name Day" but I certainly hope you don't end up a martyr! LOL! Happy name day!
darfoster · 2012-01-20: 18:18
borogovoi ....Buon Onomastico Agnese !
;o)
http://www.santiebeati.it/dettaglio/22350
borogovoi · 2012-01-20: 18:27
iso400 Auguri!!! Beautiful details in your photo. :)
iso400 · 2012-01-20: 18:45
danrav A very stirring image, Agnes. Happy feast day!
danrav · 2012-01-20: 20:11
anggrekfoto nice shots, I liked it.
anggrekfoto · 2012-01-20: 20:40
LisaMarieGeorge This is a very nice painting!
LisaMarieGeorge · 2012-01-20: 22:09
honzicek Have a good Name Day St. Agnes!
Nice painting.
honzicek · 2012-01-20: 22:44
kekok isten éltessen ! (éles tárgyakkal légy óvatos a nyaki részeden)
kekok · 2012-01-21: 03:16
JustGarden Thanks for the info and great picture, Agnes. A patron saint for gardeners!!
JustGarden · 2012-01-21: 10:42
jlmphotos Great Info. Beautiful Images. Love it St. Agnes.
J
jlmphotos · 2012-01-21: 15:10
vterezia Kívánok számodra Ágnes napja alkalmával egészséget és boldogságot még a kis dogokban is ...........szép fényeket , üdv.Terike
vterezia · 2012-01-21: 17:23
stormfish happy virgin martyr name day to you! ;-)

just don't let anyone cut off your head
stormfish · 2012-01-23: 07:16
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