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Very Rare Relic Of St Agnes Reliquary Vestment Gospel Chalice Saint Rome Cross For Sale

Very Rare Relic Of St Agnes Reliquary Vestment Gospel Chalice Saint Rome Cross

AN EXPREMELY RARE GOLDEN THECA CONTAINING A HOLY 1st CLASS EX OSSIBUS RELIC OF SAINT AGNES THE VIRGIN MARTYR" THESE RELICS ADHERE TO POLICY"
This Holy Reliquary is in excellent condition and has been taken very good care of and is from the estate of a Priest. It is a most Precious 1st Class Ex Ossibus Relic of this Holy Saint. An important Relic of the Church the traditional Canonical red wax Official Cardinal Seal, and unbroken red threads, are fully intact.
This is a TRUE Relic of the Church. The back of the Theca is still on this Holy Reliquary. There are no documents that accompany it.
Holy Relics are Holy Objects of Devotion in the Church and are Canonically permitted to be in the possession of the Laity, as well as the Clergy, for purposes of Veneration, Prayer, Healing, and Blessings.
You are offerding on the Reliquary Theca only, the 1st Class Ex Ossibus Relic in it is included as a gift to the winning buyer with no value added. Holy Relics of the Church are not for sale at any price.
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Saint Agnes of Rome, the Virgin Martyr From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (Redirected fromSaint Agnes) Saint Agnes Saint AgnesbyDomenichino Virgin and Martyr Born c. 291 Died c. 304 Honored in Roman Catholic Church,Eastern Catholic Churches,Eastern Orthodox Churches,Oriental Orthodox Churches,Anglican Communion,Lutheranism Canonized Pre-congregation Majorshrine Church ofSant'Agnese fuori le muraand the Church ofSant'Agnese in Agone, both inRome Feast 21 January; before Pope John XXIII revised the calendar, there was a second feast on January 28 Attributes alamb,martyr's palm Patronage Betrothed couples;chastity;Children of Mary; Colegio Capranica of Rome; crops;gardeners;Girl Guides; girls; rape victims; virgins; the diocese ofRockville Centre, New York

Agnes of Rome(c. 291 – c. 304) is avirgin–martyr, venerated as asaintin theRoman Catholic Church,Eastern Orthodox Church, theAnglican Communion, andLutheranism. She is one of seven women, who along with theBlessed Virgin, are commemorated by name in theCanon of the Mass. She is thepatron girls, engaged couples,rapevictims, and virgins.

She is also known asSaint AgnesandSaint Ines. Her memorial, which commemorates her martyrdom, is 21 January in both theRoman Catholic calendar of saintsand in theGeneral Roman Calendar of 1962.[1]The 1962 calendar includes a second feast on 28 January, which commemorates her birthday. Agnes is depicted in art with alamb, as her name resembles theLatinword for "lamb",agnus. The name"Agnes"is actually derived from the feminine Greek meaning "chaste, pure, sacred".

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Biography[edit]

According to tradition, Saint Agnes was a member of theRomannobility born c. 291 and raised in aChristianfamily. She suffered martyrdom at the age of twelve[2]or thirteen during the reign of theRoman EmperorDiocletian, on 21 January 304.

Agnes, whose name means “chaste” in Greek, was a beautiful young girl of wealthy family and therefore had many suitors of high rank. Details of her story are unreliable, but legend holds that the young men, slighted by Agnes' resolute devotion to religious purity, submitted her name to the authorities as a follower of Christianity.[3]

ThePrefectSempronius condemned her to be dragged naked through the streets to a brothel. Various versions of the legend give different methods of escape from this predicament. In one, as she prayed, her hair grew and covered her body.[4]It was also said that all of the men who attempted to rape her were immediately struck blind. In another the son of the prefect is struck dead, but revived after Agnes prayed for him, causing her release. There is then a trial from which Sempronius excuses himself, and another figure presides, sentencing her to death. When led out to die she wastied to a stake, but the bundle of wood would not burn, or the flames parted away from her, whereupon the officer in charge of the troops drew or, in some other texts, stabbed her in the throat. It is also said that the blood of Agnes poured to the stadium floor where other Christians soaked up the blood with cloths.

Agnes depicted on the Royal Gold Cup

Agnes was buried beside the Via Nomentana in Rome.[3]A few days after Agnes' death, her foster-sister, SaintEmerentiana, was found praying by her tomb; she claimed to be the daughter of Agnes'wet nurse, and was stoned to death after refusing to leave the place and reprimanding the pagans for killing her foster sister. Emerentiana was also latercanonized. The daughter ofConstantine I,Saint Constance, was also said to have been cured ofleprosyafter praying at Agnes' tomb. Emerentiana and Constance appear in the scenes from the life of Agnes on the 14th-centuryRoyal Gold Cupin theBritish Museum.

An early account of Agnes' death, stressing her steadfastness and virginity, but not the legendary features of the tradition, is given bySaint Ambrose.[2]

Veneration[edit]

Agnes' bones are conserved beneath the high altar in the church ofSant'Agnese fuori le murain Rome, built over thecatacombthat housed Agnes' tomb. Her skull is preserved in a separate chapel in the church ofSant'Agnese in Agonein Rome'sPiazza Navona.

Patronage[edit]

Saint Agnes is the patron saint of young girls. Folk custom called for them to practiseritualson Saint Agnes' Eve (20–21 January) with a view to discovering their future husbands. Thissuperstitionhas been immortalised inJohn Keats'spoem,"The Eve of Saint Agnes".

Santa Inés, Legacy[edit]

TheCongregation of Sisters of St. Agnesis a Roman Catholic religious community for women based in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. It was founded in 1858, by Father Caspar Rehrl, an Austrian missionary, who established the sisterhood of pioneer women under the patronage of St. Agnes of Rome, to whom he had a particular devotion.

It is customary on her feast day for two lambs to be brought from theTrappistabbey ofTre Fontanein Rome to be blessed by the Pope. OnHoly Thursdaythey are shorn, and from the wool is woven thepalliumwhich the pope gives to a newly consecrated metropolitanarchbishopas a sign of his jurisdiction and his union with the pope.[3]

Iconography[edit]

Since the Middle Ages, Saint Agnes has been represented with a lamb, both the symbol of her virginal innocence and a pun on her name.[6]She is also represented as a young girl in robes, holding apalm branchin her hand with a lamb at her feet or in her arms.


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