St Agnes

by Agnes Felber January. 21, 2012 3941 views

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!!!

Detail from Juan Vincent Masip's The Martyrdom of St. Agnes

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Stormfish 5 years, 8 months ago

happy virgin martyr name day to you! ;-)

just don't let anyone cut off your head

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Vterezia 5 years, 8 months ago

Kívánok számodra Ágnes napja alkalmával egészséget és boldogságot még a kis dogokban is ...........szép fényeket , üdv.Terike

5 years, 8 months ago Edited
Jorge L Moro 5 years, 8 months ago

Great Info. Beautiful Images. Love it St. Agnes.

5 years, 8 months ago Edited
Joe 5 years, 8 months ago

Thanks for the info and great picture, Agnes. A patron saint for gardeners!!

5 years, 8 months ago Edited
Kovã¡Cs Ferenc 5 years, 9 months ago

isten éltessen ! (éles tárgyakkal légy óvatos a nyaki részeden)

5 years, 9 months ago Edited
Lisa Charbonneau 5 years, 9 months ago

This is a very nice painting!

5 years, 9 months ago Edited
Anggrekfoto 5 years, 9 months ago

nice shots, I liked it.

5 years, 9 months ago Edited
Mimmo Mallamo 5 years, 9 months ago

Auguri!!! Beautiful details in your photo. :)

5 years, 9 months ago Edited
Paolo Martini 5 years, 9 months ago

....Buon Onomastico Agnese !

5 years, 9 months ago Edited
Darlene Foster 5 years, 9 months ago

Great find for your "Name Day" but I certainly hope you don't end up a martyr! LOL! Happy name day!

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