On St. Agnes’ Feastday, the Blessing of the Lambs

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Sweet St. Agnes had taken a vow of chastity—so she refused when suitors wanted her hand in marriage.  Even the governor’s son Procop could not win her heart, since she was pledged to God.  Angered, Procop accused her of being a Christian—which was illegal—and when she would not renounce her faith, she was condemned to death.  She was only 13 years old when she was beheaded for her faith. On January 21, the Feast of St.Agnes, Pope Benedict continued a 132-year-old tradition—the … [Read more...]


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