Saturday, February 5, 2011

Feast of St. Agatha

Beatae Agathae Martyris, Ora pro nobis!

Today is the feast of St. Agatha (at least in the traditional calendar.  I pray the Monastic Diurnal which follows the rubrics of 1962.) 

From the 1962 Roman Catholic Daily Missal:
"St. Agatha, Virgin, Martyr- Born in Sicily of noble parents, St. Agatha suffered dreadful torture at the hands of her persecutors, but she was healed on the following night by St. Peter in a vision.  Other sufferings were inflicted upon her, and from these she died in 254."

"Gaudeamus omnes in Domino, diem festun celebrantes sub honore beatae Agathae Virginis et Martyris: de cujus passione gaudent angeli el collaudant Filium Dei. (Psalm) Eructavit cor meum verbum bonum: doco ego opera mean Regi. Gloria Patri et Fillio et Spiritui Sancto, sicut erat in principio et nunc et semper, et in saecula saeculorum. Amen. Gaudeamus..."

"Let us all rejoice in the Lord and celebrate a festival day in honor of blessed Agatha, Virgin and Martyr, at whose martyrdom the Angels rejoice, and give praise to the Son of God. (Psalm) My heart hath uttered a good word: I will speak my works to the King. Glory be to the Father and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, as it was in the beginning, is now and forever shall be, world without end. Amen. Let us all..." 


  1. Nice little blog you've got started out here from the looks of things! St. Agatha, ora pro nobis! I pray it has a blessed future!

    'Remain firmly attached to the traditional doctrine that you have been taught, so that you can preach according to right doctrine and refute those who contradict it.'

    St. Jerome

    Inspirational Quotes from the Saints

  2. Thank you very much! I hope you will check back from time to time :).
    That's a great quote, do you mind if I add it to the blog?