— Virgin and Martyr
In the midst of dangers and temptations St. Agatha served Christ in purity of body and soul, and she died for the love of chastity. To this day Christ has shown His tender regard for the body of this virgin. Her body is still incorrupt. On several occasions her veil saved the people of Catania during an eruption of Mt. Etna.
But the foolish things of the world hath God chosen, that He may confound the wise, and the weak things of the world hath God chosen, that He may confound the strong. — Epistle: St. Paul to the Corinthians
The Imitation of Christ
He is truly great who hath great charity. He is truly great who is little in his own eyes, and counteth for nothing all the heights of honor.
This lovely young girl gave her life rather than sully a soul she had tried to keep very pure and closely like our Lady’s. With St. Agnes she is a patroness of youth for the presevation of virtue.
Pray to St. Agatha today for courage and prudence against the temptations that are bound to come to you on your way through life that you may bring your soul to God’s judgment seat as pure and undefiled as hers.
Blessed are the clean of heart for they shall see God.