Thursday, January 21, 2010

Feast of St. Agnes

Happy Feast of St. Agnes!

The Passion of Agnes was written by Patristic Era poet Prudentius. Prudentius, who turned from legal success to become an ascetic, wrote his poems to glorify God.

If you are interested, we recommend The Poems of Prudentius: Hymns for Every Day & Book of the Martyrs' Crowns from The Fathers of the Church series.

Special thanks to artist Matthew Alderman for allowing us to use his ink print of St. Agnes.

Bonus picture: Pope Pius XII blessing lambs on the Feast of St. Agnes.

St. Agnes, virgin martyr, pray for us.

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