Tag Archives: St. Agnes

“Today, we fix our gaze on Agnes.”

There is a lovely post at Vultus Christi to which I direct your attention.
This is how it begins:
The wintertime liturgy sparkles with a constellation of virgin martyrs and holy women. The Roman Canon enshrines their names: Felicity, Perpetua, Agatha, Lucy, … Continue reading

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Francis and the Lambs

Pope Francis went to a parish and allowed a lamb to be put over his shoulders.
Is there is a better way to smell like the sheep than that?
What I want to know is whether or not Pope Francis blessed lambs … Continue reading

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GUEST POST: A mother benefits from Low Mass

I received a note from a parishioner at my home parish back in St. Paul, MN, The Church of St. Agnes.
I have been a parishioner at St. Agnes in St. Paul for 14 months having moved to the Twin Cities … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM! Video about the revival of a inner city parish by using actual Catholicism.

I want about 15 minutes of your time.
If you are a bishop or a priest or a seminarian, please give your special attention.
Below is an excerpt from a documentary to be shown soon on EWTN (30 April 6:30 EDT) about … Continue reading

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Agnes: “Shining with the fire of divine love”

Let us invoke St. Agnes, virgin and martyr.
O glorious Agnes, chosen by God, though weak,
to make His own might manifest in your martyrdom,
together with the Apostles
intercede before the throne of our Our Father in heaven
and beg strength for the bishops … Continue reading

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Agnes… lambs… Popes…. nuns… pallia

The Holy Father blessed lambs today, the feast of St. Agnes, as usual. The lambs are associated with Agnes, because of the Latin similarity of their names, Agnes and agnus.  Get it?
Those sisters in the background are Benedictine nuns … Continue reading

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21 January: St. Agnes of Rome, virgin and martyr

Here is something I have posted in the past… about St. Agnes of Rome.  Newcomers to WDTPRS may not have seen it.
Behold the skull of Agnes.

The dies natalis ("birthday into heaven") of Agnes was recorded in the register of the … Continue reading

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