St. Agnes – Our Patron Saint
Since she was very beautiful, many young men wished to marry her, but she would always say, “Jesus Christ is my only spouse”. She was condemned to death in 305 AD when she refused to turn against God. She kept her consecrated virginity intact.
After her death she appeared to her parent accompanied by a while lamb. This and a resemblance of her name to Agnus (lamb) made a lamb her principal emblem.
St. Agnes is the patron saint of betrothed couples, chastity, young girls and rape victims.