There is a patron for virtually every cause, profession or special interest. The following facts provides fast information about Saint Agnes:
- Saint Agnes
- The Patron Saint of Girls
- Memorial Day / Feast Day: January 21st
- Date of Death of Saint Agnes: 304
- Cause of Death: Beheading
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Prayers to Saint Agnes the Patron Saint of Girls
There is a patron for virtually every cause, country, profession or special interest. Prayers are considered more likely to be answered by asking a patron, such as Saint Agnes the Patron Saint of Girls for intercession on their behalf.
Prayer to Saint Agnes
Why is Saint Agnes the Patron Saint of Girls?
Why is Saint Agnes the Patron Saint of Girls? Because at the age of 12 she was ordered to go to the Roman temple to Minerva to worship the Roman goddess and offer her virginity as sacrifice - in effect rape. She refused to turn against Christianity and was stabbed to death in the throat for her convictions and therefore martyred.
How Patron Saint of Girls is represented in Christian Art
It is helpful to be able to recognise Saint Agnes the Patron Saint of Girls in paintings, stained glass windows, illuminated manuscripts, architecture and other forms of Christian art. The artistic representations reflect the life or death of saints, or an aspect of life with which the person is most closely associated. Saint Agnes the Patron Saint of Girls is represented in Christian Art with with a lamb by her side.
Feast Day of Patron Saint of Girls
The Feast Day of Saint Agnes the Patron Saint of Girls is January 21st. The origin of Feast Days: most saints have specially designated feast days and are associated with a specific day of the year and these are referred to as the saint's feast day. The feast days first arose from the very early Christian custom of the annual commemoration of martyrs on the dates of their deaths at the same time celebrating their birth into heaven.