Saint Agnes died a martyr at Rome during either the second half of the third century or, more probably, at the beginning of the fourth century. Pope Damasus adorned her tomb with sacred poetry, and many of the Father of the Church, following Saint Ambrose, have honored her in their writings.
Almighty, eternal God,
you choose what the world considers weak
to put the worldly power to shame.
May we who celebrate the birth of Saint Agnes inot eternal joy
be loyal to the faith she professed.
From Christian Prayer