Agnes, St.

Agnes, St., Jungfrau und Martyrin, widerstand allen Lockungen und Schrecken, welche der Statthalter Symphronius ersann und wurde 304 in Rom enthauptet. Gedächtnißtag 21. Jan.; an diesem segnet der Papst die 2 Lämmer, aus deren Wolle die Pallien gewoben werden, welche die Erzbischöfe bei ihrem Amtsantritte von dem Papste erhalten. 2. A., St., Aebtissin von Montepulciano in Toscana, geb. 1286, st. 1326, ausgezeichnet durch Sanftmuth, Weisheit und Strenge gegen sich selbst. Gedächtnißtag d. 20. Apr.


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