Tags

, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

AGNES

 

 

 

 

 

Born in Gracchiano-Vecchio, Tuscany c.1268, St. Agnes entered the convent at nearby Montepulciano when she was only 9 years old.  She was transferred to the new convent which opened at Procena and soon became the abbess at age 15.   By her sanctity and the austerity of her life, she attracted many postulants.  The inhabitants of Montepulciano built a new convent and inspired her to come back.  She became prioress.  She adhered to the Dominican rule.  She was famous for her visions, experienced levitation, and performed many miracles.  (It was reported that she had received Communion from an angel and held the infant Christ in her arms). She died in the convent and was canonized in 1726, April 20.

FEAST DAY:  April 20

Advertisements