St. Agnes had a little lamb, little lamb, little lamb. St. Agnes had a little lamb. It's fleece was white as snow.
Beautiful St. Agnes died a martyr's death at the tender age of 13. She had consecrated her life to God, vowing to remain pure and chaste. When she refused the marriage proposal of the Governor's son, she was accused of being a Christian and put to death.
Depicted with a perfect lamb since her name resembles the Latin word for "lamb", agnus...
...the name "Agnes" is actually derived from the a feminine Greek adjective meaning, "chaste, pure, sacred".
I did not know that last part! (It's good to learn something new every day.)
Her feast day is January 21. This is the last feast day we plan to celebrate for the month of January in our living liturgy.
Coming up in February, we will be studying::
February 1 - St. Brigid of Ireland
February 8 - St. Josephine Bakhita
February 14 - St. Valentine
~ Patty ~