Courtesy is keeping your soul free from sin.
Saint of the Month: St Agnes
Life: c. 291 - c. 304 (Rome)
Feast Day: January 21
Patron Saint of girls and chastity
Agnes was a beautiful young woman born of Roman nobility. She was martyred at the age of 12 or 13 on January 21st, 304. It was illegal to be a Christian at the time. Agnes refused to marry a wealthy young man as she said she had given her heart to Jesus as His bride. He reported her as a Christian. She was arrested and martyred. They tried to kill her several ways, which all failed. Agnus means lamb and Agnes is always shown with a spotless lamb representing a symbol of her pure love for Christ..
Prayer: Saint Agnes, you gave your whole heart to God. You were willing to die rather than to sin by denying Christ. Keep my heart pure, that I may glorify God and seek to please him. Amen. Saint Agnes, pray for us.