Saint Agnes of Rome is one of the most celebrated Roman martyrs.
According to tradition, Agnes was a beautiful girl, about 12 or 13 years old, who refused marriage, stating that she could have no spouse but Jesus Christ. Because of her refusal to marry, she was reported to Roman authorities for being a Christian. Her punishment was to be sent to a brothel, though awed by her purity, all but one man stopped pursuing her. The legend continues that a man who looked upon her lustfully was struck blind only to have his sight restored by Agnes' prayers. After refusing to denounce her faith, Agnes was condemned, executed, and buried near Rome in a catacomb that eventually was named after her.
Saint Agnes is the patron saint of young girls.
Her feast day is January 21.
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