The prefect heard what happened to his son and ran to the brothel, accusing Agnes.
He then wanted to let Agnes go, but fearing being banished, put a lieutenant in his place who first tried to kill Agnes by a fire which didn't harm her, and then ended up killing her with a sword.
Enable us to see Jesus in our poor brothers and sisters and not judge by appearances. Agatha thanked the Lord for the end to her suffering and then died herself. She was a beautiful Welsh girl whose heart was set on becoming a nun, even though it meant sacrificing her love for a young man who was also deeply in love with her. Dwynwen prayed that her lover be free of his heartache for her, and that all lovers should find happiness.
You lived in obscurity among the poor in the streets. It is said that during a particularly cruel beating, an earthquake struck and killed her captor.
After 22 years of marriage, Helen’s husband, Constantius, divorced her.
Sources are also unsure as to the exact nature of their relationship: some say it was a legal marriage, others a common-law marriage; some say she was his wife, others his concubine.
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But there is another, sadder facet of Helen’s life.I was checking some blog stats and noticed this particular post had a lot of hits and so checked it out.It dawned on me that it had all the hits because of Valentine's day. One update, the friendship I describe in this piece is still just as crazy. Subjected to long and horrible tortures, you remained faithful to your heavenly Spouse. Meet Catholic Single men and Catholic Single women in your area today. Make us realize that in helping them we are helping Jesus. It is said that her intercession also helps women with breast cancer and rape survivors. Agatha: Dear Virgin and Martyr, whom the Church recalls in her liturgy, you heroically resisted the temptations of a degenerate ruler. Most of us are more familiar with another patron saint of Love, St. But there is more than one patron saint for lovers, as for other things. Nothing wins hearts like cheerfulness.-Saint Dwynwen Welcome to Catholic People, the fastest growing fully interactive, online singles dating service for Catholic singles.