| Saint Agnes’ Life
Saint Agnes was born to a Roman noble family in 291. She was taught the Christian faith and lived a very short life. She died a martyr as a mere child at the age of twelve or thirteen.
Saint Agnes rejected the marriage proposal made by the Prefect Sempronius for his son. She was condemned to die but the laws of Rome did not allow virgins to be executed. Sempronius stripped St. Agnes and had her dragged through the streets to a public brothel.
Miracles of Saint Agnes
Saint Agnes prayed as she was being dragged and her hair miraculously grew long enough to cover her naked body.
The men who tried to rape Saint Agnes were struck with blindness
When Saint Agnes was to be burnt at the stake, the wood would not light.
When burning at the stake proved unsuccessful, a soldier beheaded Saint Agnes with his sword.