Saint Agnes of Assisi

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1563

St. Agnes was the sister of St. Clare and her first follower. When Agnes left home two weeks after Clare’s departure, their family attempted to bring Agnes back by force. They tried to drag her out of the monastery, but all of a sudden her body became so heavy that several knights could not budge it. Her uncle Monaldo tried to strike her but was temporarily paralyzed. The knights then left Agnes and Clare in peace.

Agnes matched her sister in devotion to prayer and in willingness to endure the strict penances which characterized their lives at San Damiano. In 1221 a group of Benedictine nuns in Monticelli (near Florence) asked to become Poor Clares. St. Clare sent Agnes to become abbess of that monastery. Agnes soon wrote a rather sad letter about how much she missed Clare and the other nuns at San Damiano. After establishing other Poor Clare monasteries in northern Italy, Agnes was recalled to San Damiano in 1253 when Clare was dying.

Agnes followed Clare in death three months later. Agnes was canonized in 1753.

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  1. Requesting everyone to pray for my daughter Agnes aged 20. At her 2nd age she had her first open heart surgery , second open heart in 2008. She is placed with tissue valve and has to undergo concurrent surgeries to replace the valve. She is suffering from TOF Tetrology of falout.
    Please pray and support us

  2. Requesting everyone to pray for my daughter Agnes aged 20. At her 2nd age she had her first open heart surgery , second open heart in 2008. She is placed with tissue valve and has to undergo concurrent surgeries to replace the valve. She is suffering from TOF.
    Please pray and support us

  3. ST AGNES OF ASSISI HELP ME AND MY FAMLY AND CLOSE FRIENDS SURVIVE. INEED HELP TO DRIVE OUT EVIL IN MY HOME.. I AM ALSO AWAY WITH MY SISTER TO TRY AND MEND OUR DIFFERENCES OVER MY HELPING A FRIEND SURVIVE TOO.N EED HELP IN GETTING THE DECEASED FAMILY AND FRIENDS INTO HEAVEN NLIKE JOSH, LARRY FAUST AND JOIHN REED AND MY FAMILT. PLEASE LOOK AFTER HEALTH OF ME AND MY SISTER AND OUR DEAREST FRIENDS.

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