On the Feast of St. Agnes...

"This is a virgin's birthday; 
let us follow the example of her chastity
It is a martyr's birthday; 
let us offer sacrifices
it is the birthday of holy Agnes: 
let men be filled with wonder
little ones with hope
married woman with awe
and the unmarried with emulation
It seems to me that this child,
holy beyond her years 
and courageous beyond human nature, 
received the name of Agnes (Greek: pure) not as an earthly designation 
but as arevelation from God of what she was to be."  
~ St. Augustine

(Thank you to JOYfilled Family for the quote)
Posted on January 21, 2011 and filed under "St. Agnes".