Collection: St. Agnes

ARTIST: Museum Religious Art Classics


Artist: Ceseri Dandini – c. 1596

St. Agnes (291?–304?), saint and virgin martyr of Rome, one of the most popular and universal of saints whose name is commemorated daily in the canon of the Mass. At the age of 12 or 13 she consecrated her virginity to God. She is noted for her purity, her youthfulness, and her heroism in the face of persecution.

Her feast day is January 21.