Tuesday, December 20, 2005

St. Agnes

A saint from Roman times. She was brought up in a Catholic house, and was forced to marry, but she refused. The state ordered her executed, although they couldn't execute her straight away because Roman law prevented the execution of virgins. So she was ordered raped first. Even through that, her womanhood was preserved, and she was tied to a stake to be burnt alive. When the flames refused to burn her they had to resort to simply cutting her head cut off.

She is the patron saint of virginity.