Thought for the Day – 21 January
St. Agnes’s death was “a new kind of martyrdom!” (St Ambrose). She taught us adults the meaning of valor while she was still a child. Agnes hurried to the place of her execution more joyfully than a bride goes to her wedding. And she was adorned not with plaited hair, but with Christ himself. Agnes is a symbol that holiness does not depend on length of years, experience, or human effort. It is a gift God offers to all.
St Agnes, Pray for us!