St Agnes

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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    • # Joe

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

      2012.01.21 Reply Cancel

    • # Vterezia

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

      2012.01.21 Reply Cancel

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