New Catholic Dictionary – Saint Agnes of Assisi

detail of a stained glass window of Saint Agnes of Assisi, date and artist unknown; church of San Domenico, Siena, Italy; photographed on 21 September 2016 by José Luiz Bernardes Ribeiro; swiped from Wikimedia CommonsArticle

Greek: agnos, lamb. Born Assisi, Italy, c.1198; died there, 1253. She was a younger sister of Saint Clare, and in spite of opposition adopted a life of poverty and was chosen by Saint Francis to found and govern a community of Poor Clares at Monticelli, near Florence. From there she established several monasteries in the north of Italy. Relics in church of Saint Clare, Assisi. Feast, 16 November.

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Agnes of Assisi”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 28 July 2012. Web. 20 January 2019. <>