by americancatholic.org | Source: americancatholic.org
Almost nothing is known of this saint except
that she was very young 12 or 13 when she was martyred in the last half of the third century.
Various modes of death have been suggested beheading, burning, strangling.
Legend has it that
Agnes was a beautiful girl whom many young men wanted to marry. Among those she refused, one
reported her to the authorities for being a Christian. She was arrested and confined to a house of
prostitution. The legend continues that a man who looked upon her lustfully lost his sight and had
it restored by her prayer. Agnes was condemned, executed and buried near Rome in a catacomb that
eventually was named after her. The daughter of Constantine built a basilica in her
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