St Agatha

St Agatha was persecuted for her Christian beliefs. When she refused to marry a Roman of High Office, he sent her to a brothel but St Agatha remained intractable to her faith and moral standards. He then imprisoned and tortured her including, cutting off her breasts.

Later, while in prison, St Peter the Apostle appeared to her and healed her wounds. St Agatha escaped to Sicily and Malta but was eventually martyred for her continued steadfast profession of the Christian faith. Her Feast Day is the 5th of February.


O Saint Agatha,
who withstood the unwelcome advances from unwanted suitors,
and suffered pain and torture for your devotion to our Lord,
we celebrate your faith, dignity, and martyrdom.

Protect us against rape and other violations,
guard us against breast cancer
and other afflictions of the body,
and inspire us to overcome adversity.

O Saint Agatha, virgin and martyr,
mercifully grant that we who venerate your sacrifice
may receive your intercession:

Seek for me [Share your request…] but only if it be for the greater glory of God and the good of my soul. Amen.

… St Agatha: Pray for Us …