Saint Agatha & Incarceration

Saint Agatha & Incarceration February 5, 2021


The Cult around St. Agatha is woven from a tapestry of pains and sorrows in which people turn towards Agatha for help. Her help is invoked against earthquakes, fire, volcanic eruptions, cancer, torture, sterility, rape, and natural disasters generally. There are many things we could ask St. Agatha to intercede on behalf of today, her feast. One thing, however really struck me – the issue of incarceration. Agatha, by most accounts, died in prison under an unjust legal system. As a woman who knew the pain of injustice and incarceration let us turn to her and ask God to bring about an end to all instances of unjust imprisonment. Let us also pray that we would see an end to capital punishment around the world.

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