Saint Agnes-21stJanuary

Agnes of Rome, Protect the Young

O Little St. Agnes,
so young and yet made so strong
and wise by the power of God,
protect by your prayers
all the young people of every place
whose goodness and purity are threatened by the evils
and impurities of this world.

Give them strength in temptation
and a true repentance when they fail.
Help them to find true Christian friends
to accompany them in following the Lamb of God
and finding safe pastures in His Church
and in her holy sacraments.

May you lead us
to the wedding banquet of heaven
to rejoice with you and all the holy virgin martyrs in Christ
who lives and reigns forever and ever. Amen.

… St Agnes, Pray for Us …

Prayer to Saint Agnes

Saint Agnes, although you were only a child, you believed that Jesus was always with you; help us to remember that He is also with us, and to remain true to His presence. Saint Agnes, you refused to give up your faith; help us to be proud of our faith, to love it, to be strong in it, and to give witness to it daily. Saint Agnes, patron saint of children, watch over the children of the world; keep them safe from harm; be with them in their hour of need; and always pray for them.

Saint Agnes you are an example to the worth of virtue and chastity. You wear a Martyr’s palm and a virgin’s wreath. Saint Agnes pray for us that, though unworthy of a special crown, we may have our names written in the list of Saints.