Saturday, January 21, 2012
Saint Agnes, pray for us...
This young woman gave her life for Christ at the age of 12 or 13! She promised her purity to Christ, and chose death rather than sin. Many wanted to marry her because of her beauty, but she always replied, "Jesus Christ is my only Spouse."
It was due to her refusal to marry the governor's son, that he accused her of being a Christian and had her condemned to his father. His father promised her great gifts is she would renounce Christ, but still she refused.
Today, let us pray to Agnes, that we may be strengthened by her love for Christ, her true Spouse, and so imitate her in following Him more closely.