The Dawn of St. Agnes
The history behind one of Europe's favorite virgin martyrs
August von Wolde (1829-1902), Sancta Agnes.(Courtesy Wikimedia Commons)
In The Golden Legend of Jacobus de Voraigne (c. 1275), we learn that after St. Agnes refused to sacrifice to idols the Roman governor had her stripped naked, but her hair magically grew to cover her modesty. After arriving at the brothel to which she was condemned, an angel protected…
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