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Agnes 

At the age of about 13, Agnes was ordered to be sacrificed to pagan gods and lose her virginity by rape. She was taken to a Roman temple to Minerva, and when led to the altar, she made the Sign of the Cross. She was threatened and then tortured when she refused to turn against God. She refused, saying that to do so would be an insult to her heavenly Spouse, and that she would keep her consecrated virginity intact, accept death, and see Christ.

Memorial: January 21

Patron of: chastity, engaged couples, gardeners, Girl Scouts, girls, rape victims, virgins

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