Saint Agnes of Rome

Saint Agnes of Rome

Birth
Death c.304 (aged 12–13)
Burial Rome, Città Metropolitana di Roma Capitale, Lazio, Italy
Memorial ID 93189319 · View Source
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Roman Catholic Saint. She was born to Roman Christian nobles in 291 AD and lived until the age of twelve, at which point "the Prefect Sempronius" declared her deserving of death for her refusal of his offer to marry his son. Since Agnes was a virgin, the enraged Prefect could not kill her immediately. Consequently, he pulled the poor child through the Roman streets to take her to a brothel so that any number of men could violate her. However, thanks to God answering her prayers, Agnes received full bodily covering by the miraculous growth of her hair and the blessing of remaning chaste by God's blinding to her violators. Agnes was then protected again when the stake used for her burning failed to burn, but she was finally beheaded by the head of the miltary soldiers who took charge of her; thus, she came Home to the Lord on January 21, 304. The day has since become her feast day. Her body is not, however, unlike her feast day, does not occupy one specific place; her skull is in a chapel seperate from her body, which is in the Roman church Sant'Agnese fuori le mura, standing over her catacomb. One can see her skull in a chapel of "the church of Sant'Agnese in Agone in Rome's Piazza Navona."

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Saratoga
  • Added: 6 Jul 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 93189319
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Saint Agnes of Rome (c.291–c.304), Find A Grave Memorial no. 93189319, citing Chiesa di Sant'Agnese in Agone, Rome, Città Metropolitana di Roma Capitale, Lazio, Italy ; Maintained by Find A Grave .