About St. Agatha
St. Agatha lived during the third century and suffered
imprisonment, torture, humiliation and death because
of her faith in Jesus
Christ. She devoted her life to remaining pure,
giving herself only to Jesus. Because of her steadfast
resolve, she suffered greatly.
St. Agatha lived during a time that brutally persecuted
Christians, so the governor of Sicily, Quintian, arrested
her for professing her faith in Jesus. His real reason
for imprisoning her however, was because she rejected
his marriage proposal.
St. Agatha Tortured and Murdered
St. Agatha refused to reject her faith in Jesus and
remained pure in body and spirit. Quintian order her
to be tortured and her breasts cut off. Miraculously,
she is cured by St.
Peter who appeared to her.
When Quintian saw that St. Agatha was healed, he screamed,
"Who has cured you?" St. Agatha answered him,
"I was cured through the power of Jesus Christ."
Quintian is furious with her reply, "How dare
you speak the name of Jesus, when you know it is forbidden?
You can only offer sacrifices to the Roman gods".
St.Agatha answers, "Do you think, you fool,
that I would adore figures of stone, and deny the God
of heavens who healed me?"
St. Agatha Thanks Jesus
Quintian then gives the order to have St. Agatha pulled
over a bed of hot coals and broken shards of pottery.
St. Agatha thanks Jesus for giving her strength, preserving
her virginity, strengthening her faith. St. Agatha died
after thanking the Lord.
St. Agatha Patron Saint of Breast
Many women suffering from breast cancer look toward
St. Agatha for strength and encouragement. They wear
a St. Agatha medal asking her to give them the same
strength that she exhibited during her life. Just as
St. Agatha was cured by St. Peter, women with breast
cancer hope to be cured through the intercession of
Many people who have friends or relatives suffering
from the disease buy them a St. Agatha necklace or St.
Agatha charm to wear as they struggle with their affliction.
When giving a St. Agatha medallion as a gift, include
the following prayer to strengthen your loved one.
St. Agatha Prayer
O Heavenly Father,
Who raised Agatha
to the dignity of Sainthood,
we implore Your Divine Majesty
by her intercession
to give us health of mind,
body and soul.
Free us from all those things
which hold us bound to this earth,
and let our spirit, like hers,
rise to your heavenly courts.
Through Jesus Christ,
Your Son, our Lord,
Who lives and reigns
with You, forever. Amen.
St. Agatha is the patron saint
of nurses. Above is a St.
Agatha necklace for nurses
. Front shows an
image of saint agatha and the back a doctor /
is available in 14k gold,
gold filled and sterling silver. Above nurse pendant
is available in three sizes.
is the perfect size for a bracelet
or a necklace for a child. All sterling silver
and gold filled pendants come with a chain. You
may choose a bracelet as well.