Saint Agnes of Assisi

Saint Agnes of Assisi

Saint of the Day for November 19

(c. 1197 –  November 16, 1253)

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Saint Agnes of Assisi’s Story

Born Caterina Offreducia, Agnes was the younger sister of Saint Clare, and her first follower. When Caterina left home two weeks after Clare’s departure, their family attempted to bring her back by force. They tried to drag her out of the monastery, but her body suddenly became so heavy that several knights could not budge it. Her uncle Monaldo tried to strike her but was temporarily paralyzed. The knights then left Caterina and Clare in peace. Saint Francis himself gave Clare’s sister the name Agnes, because she was gentle l…Read More

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