Feb. 5: ST. AGATHA, Virgin and Martyr


Feb. 5: ST. AGATHA, Virgin and Martyr St. Agatha (d. c. 251) was born at Catania, Sicily. She is one of seven women, excluding the Blessed Virgin Mary, commemorated by name in the Canon of the Mass. Having dedicated her virginity to God, Agatha was persecuted for her Christian faith. “According to the 13th-century¬†Golden Legend¬†(III.15)…