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The Patron Saint of Virgins

by on Jan.19, 2013, under Blog posts

Saint Agnes by Massimo Stanzione

St. Agnes, by the 17th century artist Massimo Stanzione, shows the Roman saint with a lamb, her iconographic symbol.

Today, just in time for St. Agnes’s Eve, I’m at Romancing the Past, discussing St. Agnes: how she became the patron saint of virgins, and the rituals an unmarried girl can follow on the eve of St. Agnes’s Day if she hopes to see a vision of her future husband.

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