Though Agnes died in 1282, she is still venerated by Christians around the world more than 700 years later. She was honored in 2011, the 800th anniversary of her birth, as the Saint of the Overthrow of Communism, with a year dedicated to her by Catholics in the Czech Republic.
She is , among other patrocinies, a patron saint of virgins, girls and chastity. Saint Agnes ‘ feast day is 21 January. Agnes of Rome.
|Died||c. 304 Rome, Italy|
|Venerated in||Roman Catholic Church, Eastern Catholic Churches, Eastern Orthodox Churches, and Oriental Orthodox Churches.|
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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. Her suitors revealed her Christianity, which was then condemned as a cult, and in punishment she was exposed in a brothel.
After World War I, Bohemia (as the largest and most populous land) became the core of the newly formed country of Czechoslovakia , which combined Bohemia, Moravia, Czech Silesia, Upper Hungary (present-day Slovakia) and Carpathian Ruthenia into one state.
Monaldo drew his sword to strike his niece, but his arm allegedly dropped to his side, withered and useless. The others dragged Agnes out of the monastery by her hair, striking her and kicking her repeatedly.
Agnes’ young life has already been quite dramatic and tragic. She was kidnapped as a baby and lost her father. The safest place she can be is with Liz and Red.
Agnes Keen is the daughter of Elizabeth Keen and Tom Keen.
Yes, that’s right. We know that Raymond Reddington is the father of Jennifer Reddington and the father of Elizabeth Keen. We know that Jennifer’s mother is Naomi Hyland, who was Raymond Reddington’s wife. And we know that Elizabeth Keen’s mother was Katarina Rostova, the other woman and the notorious spy presumed dead.
In one version of his legend, Wenceslas was murdered in a plot by his brother, who was under the sway of their so-called pagan mother. Following his death, Wenceslas became a saint and martyr revered especially for his kindness to the poor.
She was believed to have been martyred at the age of 12 because she refused to marry the son of a Roman official, instead declaring herself committed to Christ during an era when Christianity was still an underground religion. In the decades after her death, Agnes’s tomb became a place of pilgrim age.
Agnes is a given name derived from the Greek Ἁγνή Hagnḗ, meaning ‘pure’ or ‘holy’. The name passed to Italian as Agnese, to Portuguese as Inês, and to Spanish as Inés. It was the name of a popular Christian saint, Agnes of Rome, which encouraged its wide use.
Pages in category “Late Ancient Christian female saints ” Adrian and Natalia of Nicomedia. Saint Afra. Agape, Chionia, and Irene. Agnes of Rome. Anastasia of Sirmium. Antonina and Alexander. Anysia of Salonika. Saint Apollonia.