She was a Christian martyr, beheaded at the orders of the Roman emperor Diocletian, on January 21st, 304 AD. She is the patron saint of girls, virgins, gardeners, and victims of sexual abuse. She wasn’t really a witch.
Or was she?
Agnes of Rome was said to have been given supernatural powers. These included the ability to make hair grow at a rapid level, the ability to strike men blind, and even the ability to raise the dead. Her Feast Day falls on January 21st, and on its eve, January 20th, it is said that young single ladies may be given dreams of their future husbands by Saint Agnes. But only if they follow certain rituals. Some of these rituals are quite bizarre and involved—more about them later!
But first, who was Agnes of Rome and how did she acquire such patronage.
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That’s a lot of possibilities power-wise. What a girl! Considering most men are are blind at one time or another in their lives…. (hope I wasn’t too irreverent!)
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