Agatha’s Goodness

Posted February 6, 2018 4:02 am by John Paul Meenan, Editor

Agatha’s Goodness

Saint Agatha (+251) is one of seven women whose name appears in the Canon of the Mass (that is, the first and longest one, also called the Roman Canon, all too rarely said nowadays in the Novus Ordo, where there are least three other canons).  She was tortured to death (in part by having her breasts cut off), after a miraculously unsuccessful attempt to have the consecrated virgin consigned to a brothel, while the persecution under Emperor Decius raged for a few years in the mid-third century. Her life is one of the most historical and authentic, of the early

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